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JAMMU JUNE 17:
Pleading that politico-diplomatic sagacity should be a keyword while tackling a situation like Galwan Valley in the eastern Ladakh, Provincial President National Conference Mr Devender Singh Rana today, however, cautioned against the hostile neighbor, which, he said, has a track record of betrayal and treachery.
“India has bitterly tasted the Chinese betrayal in 1962 and afterwards whenever it came to issues concerning the Indian nation in different world fora, be it naming and shaming terror monsters or dealing with the countries supporting terrorism”, Mr Rana said while interacting with several delegations amid maintaining preventive protocol.
He said the nation is shell shocked over the loss of 20 valiant soldiers, hoping that their martyrdom shall not be allowed to go waste. He paid tribute to the martyrs and expressed solidarity with the bereaved families. They are not alone at this point of grief as the entire nation is standing behind them, he added.
Mr Rana said the grim situation in the wake of unfortunate Galwan development is also a pointer to ponder over the national response. While framing up the strategies to deal with the situation, jingoism or rhetoric should not be allowed to dominate the political psyche of the country, he said while recalling India’s tryst with peace, harmony and universal brotherhood. These are the cornerstone of this great democracy which makes India unique and different in the comity of nations. The provocations like the LAC skirmishes shouldn’t weaken our commitment to peace, he said while adding this should, however, not be taken as a weakness as well.
The Provincial President said the nation cannot compromise with its territorial integrity and geo-political sovereignty. Defending these has been the resolve of every compatriot who are united at this point of time when China has attempted to test the patience of the country. He reiterated that the emotional response should not get swayed by politics, especially the one based on jingoism. The nation is united and behind its armed forces, who know well how to defend the nation, he maintained.