Addressing a press conference through video conferencing, Chidambaram said, "I wish to begin by reiterating what the Congress President Sonia Gandhi said yesterday at the all party meeting".
Both countries blamed each other for this week's aggression, and they are now holding talks to defuse the situation on the ground. "Where were they killed", he had asked on Twitter on Saturday, tagging the prime minister's remark.
"These remarks have left practically everyone baffled and bewildered".
"Lambasting the Prime Minister, Chidambaram said, "It is quite obvious that the Prime Minister" s statement contradicts the earlier statements made by the Chief of Army Staff, the Defence Minister and the Foreign Minister".
In the worst flare-up on the Line of Actual Control in more than five decades, 20 Indian Army personnel, including the commanding officer of 16 Bihar, were killed Monday night in Galwan valley where disengagement of troops on either side was underway. "Despite the statement of security experts, Army Generals & Satellite Imagery depicting Chinese intrusion into Pangong Tso Lake upto almost 8 kms, construction of over 60 permanent structures, including bunkers and boat pads & occupation up to Finger 4, why is the government denying brazen Chinese transgression?" he asked.
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The long-running border dispute between Asian nuclear powers India and China turned deadly for the first time in almost half a century after at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a "violent face-off", the army said on 16 June. A colonel in charge of the Indian troops was supposedly the first to be attacked and killed, according to Reuters.
Former national security adviser Shivshankar Menon called the prime minister's comments "an ill-considered and inaccurate statement that concedes territory and the gains of aggression", according to a report in The Wire.
"Nobody has intruded into our border, neither is anybody there now, nor have our posts been captured", Modi said in a televised speech on Friday, after he spent the day meeting representatives of parties from across the political spectrum in a bid to build consensus to tackle the rising tensions with China.
Rahul's reaction apparently comes in response to PM Modi's statement in Saturday's all-party meet wherein he stated that "neither is anyone inside our territory nor have any of our posts been captured". The Indian troops deliberately made provocations in an attempt to unilaterally change the status quo of control and management.
Meanwhile, in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian offered a different take, claiming Indian soldiers "crossed the line, acted illegally, provoked and attacked the Chinese, resulting in both sides engaging in serious physical conflict and injury and death".
"What is the government" s answer to this claim?