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Rahul Gandhi in Washington repeats already-debunked tropes about China occupying land in India

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Rahul Gandhi in Washington repeats already-debunked tropes about China occupying land in India

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday however as soon as extra tried to hawk lies in Washington hours after he claimed that his cellphone was being tapped by the Modi-led authorities. While addressing the press on the National Press Club, Washington DC inside the United States, Gandhi spoke regarding the Indian-China dispute to say that China has occupied Indian territory.

When requested about India’s relationship with China and regarding the Indian authorities’s assertion saying ‘not an inch of Indian land has been occupied by China’, Rahul Gandhi claimed that China has occupied 1500 sq km of land and it’s a actuality.

“The fact of the matter is that China is occupying our territory. Its an accepted fact. I think 1500 sq km land, land of size of Delhi is occupied by China and I think that is absolutely unacceptable. Prime Minister seems to believe otherwise. I don’t know, may be he knows something we don’t know,” Gandhi may probably be heard saying inside the video that has been making rounds on social media.

China has occupied our territory, and it’s an accepted actuality. They have occupied 1500 sq km of land, and it is fully unacceptable. However, PM Modi believes in another case.

: Shri @RahulGandhi

📍National Press Club, Washington DC, USA

— All India Mahila Congress (@MahilaCongress) June 1, 2023

Gandhi moreover criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for one of the simplest ways India is coping with relations with China. As per the critiques, Gandhi’s go to to the US comes weeks ahead of Modi’s scheduled US go to later this month.

Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India: MEA statements

The Congress chief occurred to hawk lies by claiming that China is occupying India territory. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has repeatedly acknowledged that the state of Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India and that not an inch of Indian land belongs to China.

In January this yr, External Affairs Minister slammed the Congress celebration for deliberately spreading misinformation regarding India-China relations. This is after Rahul Gandhi claimed closing September that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given 100 sq. kilometres of Indian territory to China and never utilizing a fight.

Jaishankar then slammed saying that “some people deliberately spread wrong news about the China issue knowing it is not true for politics and by talking about some land, which was taken by China in 1962, they give the impression this happened recently.”

He moreover pressed that some people inside the opposition had been deliberately trying to unfold mistaken data or particulars about China on perform. “Sometimes, they talk about some land, which was taken by China in 1962. But they will not tell you the truth. They will give you the impression that this thing happened yesterday,” he had reiterated.

It is notable that China occupied large chunks of Indian territory in 1962, and continues to illegally occupy these areas. But the Congress celebration and some media houses protect claiming typically that these are newest developments, which is completely false. Although frequent skirmishes occur between Indian and Chinese forces, and the Chinese navy sometimes enters Indian territory, the Line of Actual Control largely stays unchanged.

‘No part of Arunachal Pradesh occupied by China’ confirmed Indian Army

Also, inside the yr 2017, Indian Army’s Eastern Army commander, Lt Gen Rana Pratap Kalita had acknowledged that there was no Chinese incursion into Indian territory in the midst of the clashes at Tawang. He moreover had confirmed that no part of Arunachal Pradesh was occupied by the Chinese forces.

Further, simply recently in April this yr, Ministry of External Affairs official spokesperson Arindam Bagchi asserted that Arunachal Pradesh is, has been, and may on a regular basis be an integral and inalienable part of India. His assertion had come after it was reported by Global Times that China had launched names of 11 places in Arunachal Pradesh in Chinese characters, Tibetan and pinyin in line with the ideas on geographical names issued by the State Council, China’s cabinet.

Outrightly rejecting China’s attempt to rename places of Arunachal Pradesh, MEA had acknowledged, “Arunachal Pradesh is, has been, and will always be an integral and inalienable part of India. Attempts to assign invented names will not alter this reality. We have seen such reports. This is not the first time China has made such an attempt. We reject this outright.”

The United States stands with India, condemns China’s navy aggression in direction of India

Notably, the nation whereby Gandhi is at present, the United States had moreover condemned China’s navy aggression and had acknowledged that Arunachal Pradesh an integral part of India.

In March this yr, the United States acknowledged the McMahon Line as a result of the worldwide boundary between China and Arunachal Pradesh in a bipartisan Senate choice. Standing company with India, the US in its assertion had acknowledged that “China continues to pose grave and gathering threats to the Free and Open Indo-Pacific and we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our strategic partners in the region, especially India.”

Senator Bill Hagerty, who along with Senator Jeff Merkley launched a call inside the Senate continued by saying that the bipartisan choice demonstrates the Senate’s assist for categorically acknowledging Arunachal Pradesh as a constituent state of India. He moreover had denounced China’s aggressive navy actions alongside the Line of Actual Control in an effort to vary the established order.

India has moreover before now known as out China’s navy adventurism and expansionist ambitions, which have resulted in fairly just a few confrontations between the Indian Army and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.

The first enormous flare-up of this nature since Galwan (in Ladakh) Valley, occurred on December 9 in 2022, inside the Yangtze area of Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang sector. In 2020, the Galwan battle, initiated by China, on 15–16 June, resulted in a lot of deaths, on every the Indian and Chinese sides. According to critiques, 20 Indian and a minimal of 38 Chinese troopers had been lifeless, in one in every of many worst conflicts between the two worldwide places in 45 years.

It is critical to note that that’s second attempt by Rahul Gandhi to unfold lies and defame the Modi-led authorities on the worldwide platform. Yesterday, Gandhi who’s on 10 day go to to the United States had claimed that his cellphone was being tapped by the Indian authorities. He moreover blatantly greeted his iPhone saying, “Hello, Modi ji,” as he assumed PM Modi was listening to his dialog.