Congress questions PM Modi's silence over Chinese fighter jets in Tibet
Congress party on Monday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence over increasing Chinese military presence in Tibet. Opposition Congress went all gun blazing against the Centre after report by a private television on Chinese fighter jets in Tibet.
Tiem Now reported that "A recent intelligence note says that in January 2017, "the number of fighters is between 47 and 51 in the last three weeks. This number is higher by approximately 10 aircraft in comparison to the previous year."
Congress tweeted, "Chinese provocation doesn't end with Doklam. Chinese are upping the ante in Tibet as well. Why is the Govt in denial over the issue? Why doesn't Modi Govt reveal the true picture to the nation? Is our country safe? #Dhokalam."
Social Media & Digital Communications head of Congress, Ramya/Divya Spandan posed series of questions to the Centre.
Times Now and Republic had called Mr. Gandhi’s word play on Doklam as anti-national. NOW, Times Now has finally woken up to the fact that there is a "Dokha" and has used the term in its breaking news story which was subsequently pulled off air. Let’s talk #Dhokalam @TimesNow pic.twitter.com/LRlb7lxu7D— Divya Spandana/Ramya (@divyaspandana) February 5, 2018
Ramya asked, "Important point is, 10 years ago, there were actually no Chinese fighters in Tibet during the winter. Every year, there has been an increase in the number from 4 to 6 to 8. We are now looking at 47 to 51 in this last one month alone. Now the question is why- #Dhokalam."
In August 2017, India and China agreed to "expeditious disengagement" of border personnel at the face-off site in Doklam following diplomatic communications. Troops of the two countries had been locked in a standoff in Doklam since June 16 after Indian troops stopped the Chinese Army from building a road in the disputed area.