‘Aksai India’ quickly started trending on twitter after BJP Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal replied to a tweet of NDTV, he wrote “It is not Aksai Chin. Actually it is Aksai India”.
Actually NDTV today interviewed Tsering Namgyal regarding his views on the current situation between India and China. NDTV wrote in a tweet, WATCH | “Time has come for us to take back Aksai Chin,” says Ladakh MP Jamyang Namgyal to NDTV”.
Jamyang Namgyal quickly rectify himself and said, “It is not Aksai Chin. Actually it is Aksai India.
The word Aksai means “white stone desert”.”
It is not Aksai Chin. Actually it is Aksai India.
The word Aksai means “white stone desert”. https://t.co/yl6alysFel
— Jamyang Tsering Namgyal (@JTN4Ladakh) June 18, 2020
Namgyal tweet quickly went viral on Twitter, In just 5 hour the tweet gained more than 24,000 likes and 6,000 retweets.
In the interview he said, time has come for us to take Aksai from China, its not an easy task but even its not impossible.
Actually Aksai Chin was used to be a part of Ladakh prior 1962, in October 1962 China suddenly attacked at Indian Border and captured Aksai region. Since 1972 China illegally occupied the region.
Now Ladakh MP Jamyang Namgyal call Aksai Chin to Aksai India as it is integral part of India.
Netizens also shared many tweets regarding this situation. Some of Netizens reaction are as follows:
The number of Chinese soldiers killed in 1962 war was revealed by their govt in 1994. We know how good Chinese are in hiding the dead bodies. Just a few months ago, they hid more than 50000 bodies of their people who died of Corona in Wuhan. Aksai India#ChineseProductsInDustbin pic.twitter.com/EhzDdxrtRD
— Arpit Srivastava (@ArpitPrayagraj1) June 18, 2020
— Anjan Kannan (@anjankannan) June 18, 2020
A nice lil' thread by @TIinExile on the land called as "Aksai Chin" currently under illegal occupation of PRC.
'Ladakhis & Tibetans called it by the Sanskrit name "Gosthana"(=place of the cows).'
For folks trending Aksai India, pls use this name-> Gosthanahttps://t.co/NN0nXkOF6d
— Ram Gopal (@ramgopaldass_77) June 18, 2020
Its Aksai India and not Aksai Chin. Thank You sir for correcting us.🙏 https://t.co/hdP3puwmQ1
— गोर्खा Krishna শর্মা (@krishnasharmaP) June 18, 2020