‘If China transgressed LAC 10 times, we have done it 50 times’
Madurai: Union Minister of state for Road Transport and Highways and former Army Chief General (Retd) V.K.Singh on Sunday claimed that India has transgressed more times than China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Talking to newsmen here, Singh said China has transgressed many times over the years with its own perception of the LAC. Similarly, none of you come to know how many times we have transgressed, as per our perception. The Indian government does not announce it, while the Chinese media does not cover it, he said.
“Let me assure you, if China has transgressed 10 times, we must have done it atleast 50 times,” he said.
The Minister said China has been attempting to expand its area by taking advantage of its perception of the LAC over a period of time. The Chinese troops would make camp, stay, strengthen it and after negotiations between the two countries, they go back partially.
But, the present Indian government has ensured that this does not happen, he added.
Singh said “The situation along LAC is under control. They (China) do understand that, if something goes wrong, India is in a position to hit back,” he added.
India had warned China with equal measures, when they had transgressed in Eastern Ladakh last year. We have been firmly telling China to retract to the place it had been at in the past. China is not allowed into areas which it though was part of its perception of the border, the former Army Chief said.
“Today, China is under pressure, since we are sitting at places along the border, where it does not like. China has realized that it was not easy anymore for them to hit back at India, as we have hit them economically by banning their apps and boycotting their goods.
“All these Indian measures affect them,” Singh said.