Prime Minister Narendra Modi Admits Tense Ties With China Due To Prolonged Border Situation ; Cong Terms Comments ‘Ineffective and feeble’

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Observing that stable and peaceful relations between India and China are important for the region and the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the two countries need to “urgently address the prolonged situation” on the border to put behind “the abnormality in our bilateral interactions”.

In an interview with the Newsweek magazine, Modi, referring to the slide in ties with China following the military standoff that began four years ago along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh, said, “For India, the relationship with China is important and significant.”

“It is my belief that we need to urgently address the prolonged situation on our borders so that the abnormality in our bilateral interactions can be put behind us. Stable and peaceful relations between India and China are important for not just our two countries but the entire region and world. I hope and believe that through positive and constructive bilateral engagement at the diplomatic and military levels, we will be able to restore and sustain peace and tranquility in our borders,” he said.

Reacting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments, Congress targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “ineffective and feeble” response to China for its border transgressions, and demanded that Prime Minister should apologise to the 140 crore Indians for deceiving them on national television on June 19th, 2020, with his statement ‘Na Koi Ghusa Hai, Na Hi Koi Ghus Aaya hai’ and keeping the nation in dark about his failures in protecting the borders with China.

Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said that in his interview to Newsweek magazine, “the Prime Minister was at his cowardly worst”.

In a post on X, he said the PM’s only comment on China’s repeated infringements on Indian sovereignty was that the India-China border situation needs to be addressed urgently to resolve the “abnormality” in the bilateral interactions.

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