New Delhi: Former union information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari on Monday questioned the deafening silence of the government on reports of Chinese incursion in Demchok area of Ladakh, and said that it needs to answer to people on this issue.
"Ever since this government came into existence there have been incursions by China along the border in Ladakh. There was a map that was issued which showed parts of Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin as part of China. Now, this latest incursion. In addition to this there have been 19 transgressions by Pakistan. Where is the coercive diplomacy of this government?" Tewari asked.
He further questioned the deafening silence of the government on transgressions by both Pakistan and China, and said that it needs to answer these questions.
On Sunday, it was reported that the Chinese herdsmen pitched tents in the Demchok area of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir. But they withdrew after talks between the two sides.
The incident is reported to have taken place on July 22 at the Charding Nilu Nullah Junction in the Demchok sector along the Line of Actual Control.
An Indian patrolling team was dispatched to the spot and later a China`s People`s Liberation Army team also reached there.
The reports further say that a flag meeting between the commanders from both sides finally resulted in the Chinese agreeing to move back the herdsmen a day after.