Tue. Feb 7th, 2023

“Why don’t we try …’: Arvind Kejriwal’s idea to give China a ‘lesson’

Arunachal Pradesh Tawang news: On the 9th of December Chinese troops tried to change unilaterally the status quo of Tawang’s Line of Actual Control (LAC) but were rejected by Indian soldiers.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has urged the central government to halt any trade with China following the country’s most recent border breach – within Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang sector the week before. He said the Aam Aadmi Party leader declared “why can’t we end trading with China and claimed that stopping India’s imports could instruct Beijing “a lesson” and help create jobs in India.

“Why should we not end trading with China? The majority of the products that are imported from China are manufactured in India. China will learn from this, and new jobs can be created within India,” the Delhi CM and AAP national convener said.

According to the news agency PTI PTI, the trade imbalance (i.e. imports vs. exports ),) exceeded $51.5 billion between April and October of this fiscal year.

The parliament was informed that the exports (from China) in the preceding period were $60.27 billion, while exports (to China) aggregated at $8.77 billion.

Kejriwal was not the sole chief minister who chose to respond to China’s attempts to change the status quo of borders across the world. Chhattisgarh CM slammed the Narendra Modi government for not allowing an open debate in the Parliament.

The Congress leader mocked the prime minister by reminding him of his “laal aankh” jab while the 2014 campaign for the Lok Sabha election.

Modi was then quoted as saying that he was going to show “laal aankh” to China regarding transgressions at the border. He had also spoken of a “56-inch chest.

Assam Chief Minister and BJP head Himanta Biswa Sarma also spoke about her brave Indian soldiers. They also hit back at the Congress after it criticized defense Minister Rajnath Singh for delays in the confirmation of that the Tawang incident.

“Indian Army” looks the Chinese in the eyes. Our Army will determine when it is appropriate to share which details. Who to trust… could be determined in accordance with the Army’s plan. The Defence Minister will share information… only with the Army’s approval.”

On the 9th of December Indian as well as Chinese troops were at war in Tawang. India was able to respond in a strong and uncompromising manner and forced the Chinese to retreat according to the government.

The Indian Air Force had also been ordered to act; defense sources told the news agency ANI “in the last couple of weeks, there were occasions where our aircraft had to be in a scramble …’ to fight drones from the enemy.

Minister of defense Rajnath Singh told Parliament there were no deaths – unlike the battle in June of 2020 Galwan incident – and there were no serious injuries sustained by Indian soldiers.

On Tuesday China declared that the border situation is stable, the news agency AFP reported.

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