Kiren Tawang

Tawang, Dec 17: A day after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleged that China is preparing for war while the Indian government is asleep, Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said the Yangtse area of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is “fully secured now due to adequate deployment” of the army jawans.

Tweeting a picture of him with the Indian Army soldiers in Tawang, where Indian and Chinese troops clashed on December 9, Rijiju said,Yangtse area in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh is fully secured now due to adequate deployment of the brave jawans of Indian Army.”

In an earlier tweet, the Union law minister alleged that Rahul Gandhi isn’t most effective in insulting the Indian Army but damaging the nation’s image.

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“Rahul Gandhi is not only insulting the Indian Army but damaging the nation’s image. He is not only a problem for the Congress Party but he has also become a huge embarrassment (for) the country,” he said.

The member of Parliament from Arunachal Pradesh said people are proud of the Indian armed forces.

Rahul Gandhi had additionally alleged that China has taken away 2,000 square kilometres of Indian territory, killed 20 Indian soldiers, and is “beating up our jawans in Arunachal Pradesh”.

Meanwhile, defence minister Rajnath Singh said whether it is Galwan or Tawang, India’s defence forces have always shown courage and displayed their valor on every occasion.