Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday assured the nation that the Narendra Modi government will not compromise with the pride of the nation as far as dealing with China to resolve the Ladakh standoff is concerned.
Singh further said that India’s military and diplomatic levels talks with China have been positive and will continue.
Addressing the BJP’s Maharashtra Jan-Samvad Rally via video link, Singh said that India wants to resolve the border dispute with China at the earliest.
“The border dispute between India and China has been ongoing for a long time. We want to resolve it as soon as possible,” Singh said.
“Talks with China are on at military and diplomatic level. The June 6 talks were very positive and both the countries have agreed to continue talks to resolve the ongoing tussle,” he said.
“I want to assure people that leadership of the country is in strong hands and we will not compromise on India’s pride and self-respect,” he said.
Singh said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and some opposition leaders had sought the government’s clarification on what is happening at the India-China border.
“As the Defence Minister of the country, I want to say that whatever I have to say I will say it inside Parliament, I will not mislead the people,” the minister said.