New Delhi, October 23 (KMS):: Unnerved by the securing of China’s third term by its President Xi Jinping, the Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Sunday warned the Modi government of a possible bid [by Beijing] to ‘grab Ladakh and Kashmir’, calling on India to be aatmanirbhar [be prepared].
The BJP leader in a tweet said, “With Xi as master of Chinese Communist Party and government, his message is clear: China will threaten Taiwan but do nothing because of US. China will instead militarily attack a soft target westward to grab Ladakh and Kashmir in tandem with Pakistan. US will not help. Let us therefore be ready: atmanirbhar”.
The former Rajya Sabha MP had recently lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Chinese ‘official’ maps that were released during the SCO Summit. Purportedly, these maps had featured Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh as part of China – bearing Chinese names.
“Modi betrayed India’s national interest by going to SCO meet despite Xi Jinping distributing Chinese map at the event showing Ladakh and …and with Chinese names in the “official” atlas! Final kick to India: Russia has adopted Chinese names in their map!” he had tweeted.
He had also opined that India should “be ready to wage war in all feasible dimensions” in connection with the ongoing border conflict.
Xi Jinping secured a historic third term as China’s leader on Sunday.