NEW DELHI: "Indian Army is a strong army and can defeat China. Rahul Gandhi don't politicise this....," said Balwant Singh, father of Surendra Singh, one of the soldiers who got injured in the June 15 border troops between India and China in Ladakh. An earlier video of the elderly father was shared by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi quoting which Gandhi had claimed that the government was lying to the people.
In the latest video of Balwant Singh, published by the news agency ANI on Saturday, he says that his son has fought for the Indian Army and will continue to do so.
The Indian Army is a strong army and can defeat China. Rahul Gandhi don’t indulge in politics in this...my son foug… https://t.co/lPQZEgDu4N— ANI (@ANI) 1592624688000
Home minister Amit Shah also shared the Balwant's latest video, asking Gandhi to "rise about petty politics". Shah asked Gandhi to "stand in solidarity with national interest."
A brave armyman’s father speaks and he has a very clear message for Mr. Rahul Gandhi. At a time when the entire n… https://t.co/VhsMhWXJc7— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) 1592628303000
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday had tweeted a video of Balwant Singh in which the elderly father had shared details of his phone conversation with his son. The father had said that his son told him how the Indian soldiers were outnumbered by the Chinese troops who were armed with sticks and stones. The son had told the father that he was cornered by the Chinese and was badly injured.
Sharing the father's order, Gandhi had questioned the government on not revealing the details of what happened at the Galwan Valley clash.
It’s sad to see senior GOI ministers reduced to lying in order to protect the PM.Don’t insult our martyrs with yo… https://t.co/RYPYTOt4uY— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1592556994000
Following the June 15 violent clash at Galwan Valley, Eastern Ladakh, India and China indulged in three-day long Major-General level talks which resulted in the release of 10 Indian soldiers on Friday. PM Modi called for an all-party meeting on Friday evening and assured the nation that there were no intruders in the Indian territory. Meanwhile, China has maintained that the whole of Galwan Valley belongs to them.
(With inputs from ANI)