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Indians slam PM Modi for staying silent over Ladakh face-off with China

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.

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”.

“This is what many of us had been saying. Lies, lies and damned lies,” Man Amang Singh Chhina wrote.

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.”

Prominent journalist Rana Ayyub lambasted the Modi government saying “this is India at its weakest and most fragile ever.”

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