Parliamentary panel on defence plans to go to Galwan Valley, Pangong in japanese Ladakh

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The parliamentary standing committee on defence has determined to go to the Galwan Valley and Pangong lake in japanese Ladakh area which has been witness to a violent stand-off between the troops of India and China, sources mentioned on Friday.

The 30-member committee, chaired by senior BJP chief and former Union Minister Jual Oram and of which Rahul Gandhi can be a member, needs to go to the japanese Ladakh area within the final week of May or in June.

The resolution to go to these areas was taken within the panel’s final assembly which was not attended by the Rahul Gandhi, sources mentioned, including because the panel intends to go to the LAC, it is dependent upon the approval from the federal government.

After a nine-month standoff, the 2 militaries reached the settlement on disengagement within the north and south banks of Pangong lake that mandates each side to stop ahead deployment of troops in a “phased, coordinated and verifiable” method.

On Thursday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh made an in depth assertion in Parliament on the disengagement pact.

According to the settlement, China has to drag again its troops to east of Finger eight areas within the northern financial institution whereas the Indian personnel will likely be based mostly at their everlasting base at Dhan Singh Thapa Post near Finger three within the area.

Similar motion will happen on the south financial institution of the lake as properly, Singh mentioned in Parliament.

India has not “conceded” any territory to China by firming up an settlement on the disengagement course of in Pangong Tso in japanese Ladakh, and different excellent “problems” together with in Depsang, Hot Springs advert Gogra will likely be taken up on the upcoming talks between navy commanders of the 2 nations, the defence ministry mentioned on Friday.

The assertion by the ministry got here hours after Congress chief Rahul Gandhi alleged that the federal government has “ceded” Indian territory to China and raised questions over the settlement on the disengagement course of.

The ministry additionally dubbed as “categorically false” the assertion that Indian territory is as much as Finger four within the Pangong Tso space, including the everlasting posts of each side within the space are “longstanding and well-established”.

“India has not conceded any territory as a result of this agreement. On the contrary, it has enforced observance and respect for LAC and prevented any unilateral change in the status quo,” the ministry mentioned within the strongly-worded assertion.

The MEA additionally mentioned the 2 nations have agreed to convene the 10th spherical of senior commanders assembly inside 48 hours after full disengagement within the Pangong Lake space to deal with the remaining points, and added that no date has been set for Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on India-China border affairs.

The settlement on disengagement within the north and south banks of Pangong lake mandates each Chinese and Indian sides to “cease” ahead deployment of troops in a “phased, coordinated and verifiable” method.