Disinformation no substitute for diplomacy: Manmohan Singh to PM Modi on Ladakh

NEW DELHI: Calling upon the government to ensure justice for 20 Indian soldiers killed in India-China face-off in Ladakh, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday called out the government that anything less would be a historic betrayal of the people’s faith.

On Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement at the All-party meeting, Singh said he must always be mindful of the implications of his words and declarations on our nation’s security as also strategic and territorial interests

“We remind the government that disinformation is no substitute for diplomacy or decisive leadership. The truth cannot be suppressed by having pliant allies spout comforting but false statements,” he said.

“We call upon the Prime Minister and the government to rise to the occasion, to ensure justice for Col. B. Santosh Babu and our jawans who have made the ultimate sacrifice and resolutely defended our territorial integrity. To do any less would be a historic betrayal of the people’s faith,” the former PM said in a statement. 

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