Rajnath Singh: Chinese Soldiers Have Come in 'good numbers' at LAC

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday stated that Chinese soldiers have come in 'goods numbers' at LAC in Ladakh and India has taken all mandatory steps which are needed in the present situation.

Rajnath Singh said that a meeting of high level army officials from both sides is scheduled on 6th June to try to resolve the issue. He stated that the country has the capability to give a befitting reply to anyone who tries to hurt India's pride or wants India to bow its head.

He stated that whenever such disputes have risen in the past between India and China including during Doklam standoff in 2017, it has been resolved through dialogue at military and diplomatic levels. He stated that presently talks are going on at military level. Defence minister stated that it is not just India who wants to resolve the dispute but even China is also stating so.

'Even during the meeting of our Ambassador and their foreign secretary, China has stated that they want to resolve the issue peacefully through talks. If the issue is resolved through talks what could be better than that,' the defence minister stated.