The world has seen our commitment to protect our borders and sovereignty and a befitting response has been given to those coveting our territory in Ladakh area, PM Modi said.
Alluding at China’s recent attempts to invade India’s territory in Eastern Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Man ki Baat address on Sunday said that a befitting response has been given to those coveting the country’s territory.
The world has seen our commitment to protect our borders and sovereignty and a befitting response has been given to those coveting our territory in Ladakh area, PM Modi said. Hardening his stance on the issue, PM Modi further said the brave soldiers of the country have shown that they will never let down the mother land and always protect its honour.
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India knows how to fulfill its commitment to friendship but at the same the country can give an appropriate and firm response, PM Modi said. He added that the brave soldiers of the country have shown that they will always protect the country’s honour and sovereignty.
In his speech loaded with many references to China’s actions in the Galwan valley and India’s subsequent response, PM Modi referred to the statement of the father of slain soldier Kundan Kumar.
Martyr Kundan Kumar’s father from Bihar has said that he will also send his grandsons to the armed forces to protect the country, PM Modi said. Commending the sacrifice of the soldiers who died in the violent faceoff with the Chinese forces, PM Modi said that this was the true spirit of every martyr’s family in the country and the sacrificing spirit of the soldiers and their families was worth worshipping.
India bows to its brave martyrs who lost their lives in Ladakh and their valour will always be remembered, PM Modi said. Families who have lost their sons still want to send their other children to the armed forces, he added.
India and China have been engaged in a faceoff in the Eastern Ladakh area sine the month of May. The facaoff took a violent turn on June 15th when 20 Indian soldiers were killed in the skirmish with the Chinese PLA soldiers. Many PLA soldiers were also believed to have been killed in the fight but China has so far not given any formal statement the casualties it suffered.