China has occupied Y junction in Ladakh: Says Kapil Sibal

New Delhi: The Congress on Sat. sharpened its attack on PM Narendra Modi over the India(In)-China stand-off, accusing him of granting inconsistent affirmations on the problem. It stated the Chinese men have occupied ‘Y’ junction in Ladakh & are quite close to Burtse town.

Solving a virtual press conference, previous Union Minister & Sr. Congress leader Kapil Sibal gave the reference of ancient Chinese military strategist Sunday Tzu who gave 4 principles of warfare — subdue enemy without battle, exploit opponent’s weaknesses, camouflage offense as defense & all warfare is on the basis of deception.

“The Chinese are as of now utilizing the same tactics with us. They’ve occupied the bottleneck ‘Y’ junction in Ladakh’s Depsang plains, that is 18 km inside the Indian territory in Ladakh,” Sibal stated.

He stated Indian warriors habituated to patrol the region from that Burtse OP that went on until bottleneck ‘Y’ junction. “& as the bottleneck Y is occupied by Chinese, as of now we can’t approach our patrol point number 14 & there is no accessibility to that today,” Sibal stated.

“I need to inquire the PM, just how did this happen?”

“China is as of now intruding & obstructing Indian patrolling in patrol point numbers 10, 11, 11A, 12, 13,” Sibal stated demonstrating the map.

He added further that the Chinese enforces are as of now seven km from Ladakhi town Burtse on the Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) road. The Congress leader stated that the Y junction is incidentally just 25 km far from the Indian airstrip in Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO), therefore putting it in artillery range.

Stating that the Daulat Beg Oldi airstrip has been the lifeline for Indian enforces in Siachen & Karakoram pass, Sibal stated, “In case the Chinese are so close afterwards it’s dangerous for India(In) as in the case of artillery firing our airplanes can’t land in the DBO airstrip.”

Sibal highlighted that the DBO airstrip has been made operational during this UPA govt in 2013. An overall of 230 airplane landed there because of that Indian warriors have been able to gain supplies in Siachen & make the establishment in the LAC stricter.

Attacking Modi, Sibal stated, “During this all-party gathering, the PM stated that no 1 intruded in our nation & no Chinese intrusion has happened. However y’day Indian Ambassador to China in an interview stated that India(In) hopes China going to realize its responsibility in de-escalation & disengagement by moving return to its side of the LAC.”

“What does this mean. It means that they’re still sitting there & the invasion is still there,” Sibal stated.

He stated that there is inconsistency within the announcement of the PM & the affirmations by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh & 2 different affirmations released by this External Affairs Ministry within the last 1 mo.

Sibal stated the Chinese have set up tents & structures in patrol point number 14 in Galwan Valley where 20 Indian Troops personnel involving a colonel have been died. He said that during this UPA rule there has been no Chinese incursion from Finger points number Two to 8.

“& as of now on finger point four China is creating an airstrip. They need us go to finger point 2,” he added further.

Taking a potshot in the RSS, the Congress leader stated, “The RSS people have stated that we’re prepared to go to the border to save our land. I need to inquire the RSS, when they’re going to border & as of now it’s time to show their own courage.”

To a query on the interrogation of party treasurer Ahmed Patel by this ED, Sibal stated that the govt is utilizing diversionary tactics to mislead the citizens. They’re rising the problem of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. These are all diversionary tactics of the BJP. The Prime Minister must take (2) care of China 1st.