Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Performs “Shastra Puja” In Sikkim Near China Border

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh performed “Shastra Puja” on Dussehra today in Sikkim near Nathula.

New Delhi:

India wants peace along its border with China, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said today after he performed “Shastra Puja” – the customary worship of weapons – in Sikkim near the China border on the occasion of Dussehra.

The Defence Minster was accompanied by Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane, besides other officers and jawans during the “Shastra Puja” at the Sukna War Memorial in Darjeeling.

“India’s brave soldiers have sacrificed their lives (for India’s safety). We want that the Indo-China border tension should end and peace should be preserved. But unpleasant incidents keep happening. However, I am confident that our soldiers will not let anyone take even an inch of our land… History will remember the courage of Indian soldiers,” Rajnath Singh said after the ceremony.

He worshiped weapons, equipment and armoured vehicles as a priest chanted prayers in Sanskrit.

The “Shastra Puja” near the Line of Actual Control or LAC with China comes amid the standoff with the neighbouring country in eastern Ladakh. A tense confrontation between Indian and…

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