Jammu & Kashmir

China unfurls national flag in Galwan valley, opposition asks GoI to ‘break silence’

Chinese armed forces personnel unfurling their national flag in Galwan valley. [Photo: Twitter/Shen Shiwei]

New Delhi: Chinese armed forces have allegedly unfurled their national flag in the Galwan valley in Ladakh on January 1, 2022, reports said.

A video that appeared on social media sites shows Chinese armed forces personnel unfurling their national flag on ‘New Year Day’.


A video tweeted by Shen Shiwei, a Chinese state TV reporter shows Chinese forces personnel unfurling their national flag on “New Year’s Day”.

According to Shiwei, the incident is from the Galwan Valley. The video has been widely shared.

In July last year, India and China agreed to mutually withdraw 2 km from the clash site. This followed talks between National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Meanwhile, senior Congress member Rahul Gandhi asked Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi to “break the silence” over Chinese “incursions” in the Galwan region of eastern Ladakh.

Various political parties of India, especially Congress have been criticizing the Modi government over its handling of Chinese incursions in eastern Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh.

“Our tricolour looks good at Galwan. There should be a response to China. Modi ji, break the silence,” Gandhi said on Twitter.

Earlier, Gandhi had sought to corner the government of India after China ”renamed” 15 places in Arunachal Pradesh.

“Just a few days back we were remembering India’s glorious victory in 1971. For the security and victory of the country, wise and strong decisions are needed. Hollow words do not win,” he had said on Twitter on Friday.

Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh had hit out at the government saying that while China was renaming places in Arunachal Pradesh and setting up villages in Indian territory, the government was still carrying on with 100-billion-dollar trade with China.

He alleged that in the last 19 months, the Indian reaction to Chinese aggression has been to remain silent.


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