, Deeptiman Tiwary
| India |
Published: August 16, 2020 4:20:54 am
For the first time since the border faceoff with China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about “terrorism” and “expansionism” in the same sentence, and said that India is fighting both “valiantly” — from the LoC to the LAC.
Modi has often referred to terrorism and Pakistan in the same context previously, and recently spoke about expansionism during a visit to Ladakh in early July following the border clash with Chinese troops on June 15.
On Saturday, during his Independence Day address, the Prime Minister said: “Be it terrorism or expansionism, India is fighting against it valiantly.” He also said that elections will be held in Jammu and Kashmir after the delimitation exercise is over in the year-old Union Territory.
Referring to the LAC stand-off in eastern Ladakh, Modi said: “Notwithstanding the recent adversities, there have been misadventures along the border which threw a challenge to the country. But whoever tried to threaten the sovereignty of our country, right from the LoC (with…