While addressing the Rajya Sabha on the ground situation in Ladakh, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, "No matter which party you belong to, the country stands united when it comes to national security." He added that sustained talks between India and China "have led to agreement on disengagement on north and south banks of Pangong Lake."
Rajnath Singh added, "LAC should be accepted by both the sides. We have clarified to China that trying to unilaterally change the status is not acceptable...Not an inch of land will be given." He added, "The Indian armed forces have bravely faced the challenges at the border."
Rajnath Singh said, "Our sustained talks with China have led to agreement on disengagement on north and south banks of Pangong Lake." "After this agreement, India-China will remove forward deployments in a phased, coordinated manner," he added. "Our security forces....are ready to face any challenge," he further said.
Rajnath Singh stated that there will be no compromise on India's sovereignty. He added, "Chinese actions have impacted the bilateral ties. But I am immensely proud that the Indian armed forces have bravely faced the challenges at the border."