Thiruvananthapuram, June 17 (PTI) Kerala Chief Minister
Pinarayi Vijayan has expressed "deepest condolences" to the
families of martyred soldiers during a standoff in the Galwan
Congress Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor also sympathised
with the slain Indian army personnel.
"We are deeply shocked by the reports of a standoff in
Galwan valley. Deepest condolences to the families of the
martyred soldiers. We stand in solidarity with the personnel
of our armed forces....our thoughts are with the brave
soldiers and their families," Vijayan said in a tweet.
Tharoor, senior Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram
MP, also took to Twitter and said the incident calls for
"resolute handling" by the Centre.
"The tragic news from Ladakh is shocking & calls for
resolute handling by our Govt," he said.
Paying tributes to those killed in the face-off, he
urged all to honour the martyrs and those who serve at the
borders every day, risking their lives for our nation.
The Students organisations of Congress and the ruling
CPI(M) also paid their respects to the martyred soldiers.
The Kerala Students Union on Tuesday night organised a
candlelight vigil and paid respects to the martyred soldiers
at the martyrs column in the state capital.
Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), the youth
wing of the ruling CPI(M), said it was "unfortunate that
during the de-escalation process on the Line of Actual Control
in Ladakh, a clash has taken place at Galwan valley"
BJP state chief K Surendran also paid tributes to the
slain Army personnel and also asked theCPI(M) to explain its
stand on China, alleging that the ruling party ''favoured'' the
"CPI(M)''s China favouring stand is well-known. Even
(state Secretary) Kodiyeri Balakrishnan had earlier said that
countries, including US and India, have been attacking China
from all sides," he said.
"Even during the war of 1962, CPI(M) took a stand in
favour of China. We would like to know where the party stands
now," Surendran added. PTI RRT SA APR
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