If India had not invested in armed forces, country would have lost Galwan, Doklam: Vice Chief of Army Staff

New Delh: Vice Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General CP Mohanty on Sunday said that if India wouldn’t have invested in its armed forces, then the country would have lost the battles in Galwan and Doklam. “Had the country not invested in the security, we would have lost probably the war in Kargil, Doklam. Even internal security in Jammu and Kashmir would have been in turmoil. Our northeast region would have been in turmoil and Naxals would have had a field day,” Lt Gen Mohanty said at an event.

Responding to the critics on ‘huge expenditure in armed forces’ statements, the Army Vice chief quoted, “If Tibet had strong armed forces, they would have never been invaded.” Lt Gen Mohanty also said that the incident in Doklam and Galwan, has not only enhanced the prestige of the nation but has given the country a ‘big stature’ in the international arena.

He said, “Today everybody talks about India as the net security provider and it is a security umbrella against a big nation.” Beginning on May 5 2020, the Galwan clash refers to Chinese and Indian troops engaged in face-offs and skirmishes at locations along the Sino-Indian border, including near the disputed Pangong Lake in Ladakh and the Tibet Autonomous Region.