Known for occasionally talking out on navy points, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday hit out on the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance authorities on the centre on the face-off with China in Ladakh.
Addressing a information briefing, the chief minister mentioned, “We have won the previous wars of 1948, ’65, ’71 and ’99. And now it’s their turn to respond to Chinese incursion,” the Chief Minister mentioned.
“We have had constant irritation with China since 60s. Galwan is not the first time. I am sure the government of India is taking military precautions. I think we need to be very cautious about their intentions of closing the gap between Aksai Chin and Siachen, cutting of India’s access in that region.”
Captain Singh additionally requested the union authorities to return Chinese corporations’ donations to the PM-CARES Fund, arrange by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to answer nationwide emergencies like the continued COVID-19 disaster.
The chief minister mentioned that the PM-CARES Fund, set as much as strengthen India’s combat towards coronavirus, obtained donations from some Chinese corporations.
“I think we must take a tough stand on China,” mentioned the senior Congress chief.
“When this confrontation is going on at this time, if any money has been received that should be returned,” he mentioned.
“I don’t think we can afford to take Chinese money when our boys are being killed and Indian territory is being intruded,” he mentioned.
Twenty Indian troopers died in a violent conflict with the Chinese military in Galwan Valley of Ladakh on June 15 night time.
Captain Singh additionally named some Chinese corporations and corporations with Chinese stake in them, which have allegedly given donations to the PM-CARES (Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund.
“This is not a question of how much money has come,” mentioned Captain Singh, including “at a time when number one; they (China) are responsible for COVID, and number two; when they are responsible for aggression in my country”, “even if one rupee” has come from Chinese corporations, it needs to be returned.
“I think it is the time whatever money has been received from Chinese companies should be returned to them. We can easily manage without (that). India doesn’t need Chinese money to look after itself and we will do it on our own,” he mentioned.
(With inputs from PTI)