India Can Give Fitting Reply When Provoked, Says PM Narendra Modi After Ladakh Clash

India-China: PM Narendra Modi said the sacrifice of Indian soldiers won’t go in vain

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today he wanted to assure the nation that the sacrifice of Indian soldiers killed in a clash with Chinese troops at Galwan Valley in Ladakh would not go in vain and India, while peace-loving, is capable of giving a fitting reply if provoked. “No one should be in any doubt. India wants peace but when provoked, it is capable of giving a fitting reply, be it any situation,” PM Modi warned in a strong message to China after the border fight on Monday that marked the giant escalation after weeks of tension.

“The country will be proud to know that our soldiers died fighting the Chinese,” said the Prime Minister, who observed two minutes of silence in tribute to the 20 soldiers who died for the country before starting a scheduled meeting with Chief Ministers on the coronavirus crisis.

“I would like to assure the nation that the sacrifice of our jawans will not be in vain. For us, the unity and sovereignty of the country is most important,” said PM Modi, who had been accused by opposition leaders like Congress’s Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda of silence on the month-long tension with China and Monday’s killings.

Army sources have told NDTV that up to 45 Chinese soldiers have been killed or injured in the fight at Galwan Valley. Plant Labs Inc via Reuters

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