Rahul: India facing new border challenges

Citing a media report on China ramping up its border infrastructure, Congress leader Rahul Gandh on Tuesday said India is facing a new war paradigm on its borders and ignoring it won’t work.

His remarks came over a media report which quoted sources in the security establishment as saying that China appears to have built at least 10 new air bases along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh besides ramping up infrastructure close to the Indian frontier.

“We are facing a new war paradigm on our borders. Ignoring it won’t work,” Gandhi tweeted with a screenshot of the media report.

He has also repeatedly criticised the government for its handling of the border standoff between the Indian and Chinese militaries that erupted on May 5 last year following a violent clash in thePangong lake area. Both sides gradually enhanced their deployment by rushing in tens of thousands of soldiers as well as heavy weaponry.