All party meeting over border tensions with China underway

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NEW DELHI: An all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the situation along the


border began Friday.
The virtual meeting in which Modi and leaders of most major parties will share their views through a video conference comes after 20 India Army personnel, including a colonel, died in a violent clash with Chinese troops in

Galwan valley

in Ladakh.
Presidents of various political parties, including the BJP, Congress, TMC, AIADMK, DMK, TRS, JD(U), BJD, LJP, BSP, SP,

Shiv Sena

and NCP among others, are taking part in this virtual meeting.
Opposition parties, including the Congress, have asked the government to be transparent about the situation on the border and slammed its handling of the issue.
Modi has asserted that the sacrifice of Indian soldiers will not go in vain.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh had said that Indian soldiers displayed exemplary courage and valour in the line of duty and sacrificed their lives in the highest traditions of the Indian Army.

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