Jammu, July 24 (Scoop News)-BJP National Executive Member & J&K Chief Spokesperson,Dr Jitendra Singh said here today that repeated Chinese incursions into India’s northern territory are a part of Chinese policy to exploit confusion over the Line of Actual Control (LAC) which has been perpetuated by successive Congress governments in New Delhi beginning from the first Congress government headed by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and unfortunately even today despite frequent recent incursions by Chinese,the present UPA government led by Congress is making no determined effort to redeem this confusion.
Dr Jitendra Singh recalled that Chinese mischief was visible as early as in 1950s itself but the then Prime Minister Nehru was too enamoured by the romantic hype of “Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai” . He quoted 24 October and 7 November 1959 letters from the then Chinese Premier Zhou-en-lai to Nehru in which he had insisted that the LAC consisted of “the so-called McMahon Line in the east and the line up to which each side exercises actual control in the west”. But,he said, Nehru turned a blind eye to this and woke up only after China attack in 1962 when for the first time Nehru was constrained to make a categorical statement saying “There is no sense or meaning in the Chinese offer to withdraw twenty kilometers from what they call ‘line of actual control’. What is this ‘line of control’? Is this the line they have created by aggression since the beginning of September? Advancing forty or sixty kilometers by blatant military aggression and offering to withdraw twenty kilometers provided both sides do this is a deceptive device which can fool nobody.”
Alleging that there were no lessons learnt even after 1962,Dr Jitendra Singh said the term “LAC” was allowed to gain legal recognition through Sino-Indian agreements signed in 1993 and 1996. He quoted the 1996 agreement which stated, “No activities of either side shall overstep the line of actual control(LAC)”.
Inspite of all these agreements, Dr Jitendra Singh said the Chinese continue to revel in confusion over LAC and even after the three week standoff between Indian and Chinese troops 30 km southeast of Daulat Beg Oldi earlier this year, the Chinese troops are regularly intruding into Indian territory and also committing a human rights violation by causing fear among the local population on Indian side.
Dr Jitendra Singh called upon tje UPA government to come out with a policy document with regard to China and restore the confidence of Indian nation which is weary of Government’s soft diplomacy leading to enhanced vulnerability.
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