Congress MP and  leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “break” his silence over Chinese aggression at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Ladakh sector, saying the neighbour needed to be responded to.

He tweeted these views after a journalist of a state-owned Chinese media posted a video on the micro-blogging site, claiming that the Chinese national flag was being hoisted in Galwan valley, where a bloody clash had taken place between troops of China and India in June 2020.

“Only our Tricolor looks good in Galwan… China will have to be responded to. Modiji, break your silence,” Gandhi tweeted after the video emerged.

The video shows some Chinese troops hoisting their national flag in some rocky mountainous place on the occasion of New Year. However, there was no surety that the flag-hoisting by the Chinese troops took place in Galwan.

There was no comment from the Union Government of India on it as on date .

“At Galwan Valley, Chinese PLA soldiers sent New Year greetings to the Chinese people on the New Year Day of 2022,” Chinese state media journalist Shen Shiwei tweeted.

Shiwei has been known for leading the Chinese propaganda on social media and through his write-ups.

Earlier, Shiwei had also mocked Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman for the torture he had to undergo in captivity of Pakistan soldiers after February 2019 Balakot air strikes. 

Shiwei clubbed photo of Varthaman in captivity of Pakistani soldiers with his photo of receiving Vir Chakra from the President.