Rahul Gandhi

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi asked the Narendra Modi government why soldiers, who were killed by the Chinese troopers in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley were sent “unarmed” to martyrdom.

At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in an unprecedented attack in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley on Monday.

“How dare China kill our unarmed soldiers? Why were our soldiers sent unarmed to martyrdom?” Rahul asked the government in a tweet on Thursday.

His remarks came a day after he questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on the killing of Indian soldiers in Galwan Valley on Monday night.

“Why is the Prime Minister silent? Why is he hiding? Enough is enough. We need to know what has happened. How dare China kill our soldiers? How dare they take our land?” Rahul Gandhi had said in a tweet.

Later in the day, he also took a jibe at Union defence minister Rajnath Singh for taking two days to condole the death of 20 Indian soldiers, including an officer, in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley.

“If it was so painful, why insult Indian Army by not naming China in your tweet? Why take two days to condole? Why address rallies as soldiers were being martyred? Why hide and get the Army blamed by the crony media? Why make paid-media blame Army instead of government of India?” Rahul said in a tweet on Wednesday.

The fresh salvo from the Congress leader came after Rajnath Singh on Wednesday afternoon condoled the death of 20 Indian soldiers, including an officer.

The Defence Minister in a tweet said, “The loss of soldiers in Galwan is deeply disturbing and painful. Our soldiers displayed exemplary courage and valour in the line of duty and sacrificed their lives in the highest traditions of the Indian Army.”

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