NEW DELHI: A day after Congress questioned why talks are being held with China if no land has been occupied by the PLA, former Defence Minister AK Antony trained guns at the Modi government saying India is facing a two-front war-like situation for the first time in its history.
The senior Congress leader said Indian faces imminent threat from both China and Pakistan as the two nations are building infrastructure and mobilising military along the borders of India.
Citing a media report, AK Antony went on to claim that China is building infrastructure across the India-China border mainly from Eastern Ladakh and north-eastern states.
During a press conference held in New Delhi, the former Defence Minister said, “For the first time, India is facing two-front war-like situation – one from Pakistan and another from China.””
“”Now China becoming more belligerent by building infrastructure and military mobilisation across India-China border mainly from Eastern Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim,” added AK Antony.
He then asked, “We want to know from govt when will there be status quo ante as on April 2020 along entire India-China border.””
Yesterday, Union Minister Anurag Thakur asserted that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has strengthened its defence sector and even “forced” China to buckle down.
Addressing women entrepreneurs at a Delhi BJP Mahila Morcha event, the Union Minister of State for Finance also claimed that the Congress did not do much for the defence sector during its 10-year rule.
“”Congress says what has been done for the defence sector. They (Congress) could not buy a single bulletproof jacket in their 10-year rule while the Modi government provided 2 lakh jackets to the soldiers. They could not buy a fighter jet while we provided 36 Rafale jets.
“”That China was forced to buckle down and India showed its might, it happened under Modi’s leadership. Modi Hai to Mumkin Hai (everything is possible as Modi is there),” Thakur said.
This is power and the strong leadership that enhances pride and prestige of the country, he said.