BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy was on Saturday "surprised" after no one for the government gave a reply to Chinese President Xi Jinping's 'war' cry.
Jinping had earlier instructed Chinese troops to "put their minds and energy on preparing for war". Reportedly, he also told the soldiers to "maintain a state of high alert" and called on them to be "absolutely loyal, absolutely pure, and absolutely reliable". This comes amid tension between the two armies along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Taking to Twitter, Swamy wrote, "China’s Supremo Xi Jingping has openly declared to Chinese troops in LAC-- inside&across : "Be ready for war”. It is surprising that no one from our government has replied: “Yes, we are waiting to send you home—horizontally or vertically—choice is yours”?
On Tuesday, Xi Jinping visited a military base in the southern province of Guangdong. As per a report, the purpose of Xi's visit to Guangdong was to deliver a speech to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, which played a vital role in helping China's economy become the second-largest in the world.
This military visit came amid heightened tensions between China and US, with issues pertaining to disagreements over Taiwan and the COVID-19 pandemic.