March 7, 2021

Pranab Mukherjee Requires Bipartisan Consensus on Ladakh Face-off



File photo of former President Pranab Mukherjee. (PTI)

File picture of former President Pranab Mukherjee. (PTI)

The previous president underlined that the scenario arising out of the stress in Ladakh is of grave concern for not solely India’s nationwide strategic pursuits but additionally have far-reaching international geopolitical ramifications.

  • PTI New Delhi
  • Final Up to date: June 18, 2020, 12:23 AM IST

Former president Pranab Mukherjee stated the loss of life of Indian Military personnel in a violent face-off with the Chinese language troops in east Ladakh’s Galwan Valley has bruised the conscience of the nation and all avenues should be explored to keep away from its repetition.

This must be addressed satisfactorily by all the political class by way of a bipartisan consensus, he stated.

Twenty Indian Military personnel, together with a colonel, have been killed in a fierce conflict with Chinese language troops within the Galwan Valley in japanese Ladakh on Monday night time, the largest navy confrontation in over 5 a long time that has considerably escalated the already unstable border standoff within the area.

In an announcement, Mukherjee stated, “It’s for the federal government of the day to make sure that nothing however our nationwide pursuits are saved supreme.”

The previous president underlined that the scenario arising out of the stress on the Indo-Chinese language line of management in Ladakh is of grave concern for not solely India’s nationwide strategic pursuits but additionally have far-reaching international geopolitical ramifications.

“Whereas this example must be efficiently subtle and contained, it additionally must be ensured that each one avenues are explored in order to keep away from any repetition sooner or later,” he stated.

“The conscience of the nation has been bruised and must be addressed satisfactorily by all the political class by way of a bipartisan consensus — the onus of attaining which lies totally on the Authorities of India, by taking varied stakeholders, together with the Armed forces on board,” Mukherjee stated.

He expressed his deepest condolences on the supreme sacrifice made by the personnel of the Indian Military.

“It’s my thought of opinion that no service in the reason for Mom India could be higher than the service rendered by the courageous hearts who guard our sovereignty and integrity, as certainly our freedom with their lives,” the previous supreme commander of the armed forces stated.


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