PM Modi chairs all-party meet on India-China border standoff

Last Modified Friday, 19 June 2020 (19:33 IST)
New Delhi:on Friday chaired an all-party meeting to discuss the situation along the border.
Heads of 20 parties, including the Congress, participated in the virtual meeting, called in the wake of the India- China clash in Ladakh's Galwan valley which martyred 20 Indian Army personnel late on Monday night.
Presidents of various 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 on  the border situation.
 
The Congress has been attacking the NDA government over the last few days over its handling of the issue.
 
In his first comments on the issue on Wednesday,  Prime Minister Narendra Modi 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.(UNI)