Chandigarh: Expressing anger over the violent clashes in Ladakh's Galwan Valley leading to loss of three soldiers, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, here on Tuesday, called for a strong response to the repeated violations of the Indian territory by China.
"Our soldiers are not fair game that every few days officers and men should be killed or injured defending borders," Singh said reacting to the development on border, which came even as the armies on the two sides were supposed to be in the process of disengagement from the past several days' stand-off.
"It's time now for India to stand up to these incursions that are blatant violation of our territorial rights and put a stop to such attacks on our territorial integrity," said the Chief Minister. Every sign of weakness on the part of India would make the Chinese reaction more belligerent, he added.While it was important to defuse the border tension and India was not in favour of war, Singh said the country couldn't afford to show weakness and needed to take a strong stand to deter the Chinese from any further intrusions and attacks on its territories and men. (IANS)