It has been almost an entire day since 20 Indian soldiers were killed in what was termed a “violent face-off” with the Chinese army in the Ladakh region but Prime Minister Narendra Modi has so far remained mum on the development.
Scared maybe? That’s what many of the Indians think with some even calling Modi “the weakest and the most incompetent PM”.
Following the “loss of lives on the Indian side” at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), UK’s Telegraph reported citing Indian army sources four soldiers were currently missing and another 32 “handed back after being captured”.
But some of the Indians were relentless — and rightly so.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti spoke up about the issue, asking why the Indian leadership was suspiciously silent.
Seems like China has hijacked the aggressive ‘ghar main ghuske marengay’ militaristic approach. Nation deserves to know why there is no talk of retaliation to avenge the death of three Indian army personnel!
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) June 16, 2020
India “deserves to know why there is no talk of retaliation to avenge the death of three Indian army personnel”, she wrote on Twitter.
An Indian defence analyst said the face-off had left the disengagement canard of Ladakh “shattered” and “in tatters”.
So the disengagement canard of Ladakh has been shattered and lies in tatters.
This is what many of us had been saying. Lies, lies and damned lies.
— Man Aman Singh Chhina (@manaman_chhina) June 16, 2020
“This is what many of us had been saying. Lies, lies and damned lies,” Man Amang Singh Chhina wrote.
Some tense news coming in from #LAC standoff including possible retaliatory action by Indian Army. @adgpi expected to brief defence reporters shortly. The last time bullets were exchanged between armies of #India #China was in 1975 in Tulung La in Arunachal Pradesh.
— Smita Sharma (@Smita_Sharma) June 16, 2020
Journalist Smita Sharma reminisced how “the last time bullets were exchanged between armies of India [and] China was in 1975 in Tulung La in Arunachal Pradesh.”
Pakistan, China and Nepal dare India within a week. Trying to remember a time in our history when we achieved this feat. This is India at its weakest and most fragile ever and no media spin can obfuscate this truth.
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) June 16, 2020
Prominent journalist Rana Ayyub lambasted the Modi government saying “this is India at its weakest and most fragile ever.”