New Delhi: India and China have agreed to diffuse the tension on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. Although the process of withdrawing soldiers has started in certain regions, China has not done that in its entirety. Against this background, Union Minister of State for External Affairs, V Muraleedharan, pointed out that establishing peace with China is tough and complicated. Murleedharan made this claim in his written reply to a question asked in the Lok Sabha. The Security-related standing committee of the Parliament paid homage to the martyred soldiers saying that the bravery demonstrated by the Indian soldiers in the conflict, in the Galwan valley on the LAC in Ladakh, followed a surprise Chinese attack cannot be described.
China made a unilateral attempt to change the situation on the LAC in Ladakh with an intrusion. Murleedharan clarified that India has warned China that such attempts will not be tolerated. At the same time, Minister of State for External Affairs, V Muraleedharan, said in his written reply that China’s discussion over this subject is very complex. Murleedharan also pointed out that India is holding talks with China; both the countries have concurred on establishing peace on the LAC in Ladakh. At the same time, the Minister of State for External Affairs also clarified that China has been clearly made to understand that Unilateral attempts to change the LAC situation will have adverse effects on the bilateral relations.
The Security related standing committee of the Parliament said that the bravery of the Indian soldiers during the conflict in the Galwan valley cannot be described in words. The standing committee expressed gratitude towards the officers and soldiers martyred or injured in the Galwan Valley conflict and their families. The Indian military is committed to protecting national interests, sovereignty, integrity and unity. The standing committee praised the military, saying that the Army has demonstrated bravery on both borders, despite the challenge. At the same time, the committee has recommended adequate funding provisions for the Indian defence forces.
There is a need to make necessary changes as per the changing times. The committee has said it its report that, it is necessary to reduce the workforce from the outdated sectors. Instead, there is a need to fulfil the requirements related to advanced technology. Saying that the military will feel the need for experts in space, the cyber sector and artificial intelligence, the Committee added that efforts are required in that direction.