Befitting reply given to those coveting our territories in Ladakh: Modi

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29/06/2020
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New Delhi, Jun 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid homage to Army personnel killed in a clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan valley face-off and said that a befitting reply has been given to those coveting our territories in Ladakh.
"The world has seen India's strength and commitment to peace. If India knows how to celebrate friendship, India also knows how to give a befitting reply when provoked. In Ladakh, a befitting reply has been given to those coveting our territories," said Prime Minister Modi while addressing the nation through the 66th episode of his monthly programme 'Mann Ki Baat'. "India bows to our brave martyrs. They have always kept India safe. Their valour will always be remembered," he added. This is the first address of the monthly programme 'Mann Ki Baat' after the face-off in Ladakh. Extending condolences to the kin of Galwan valley clash brave hearts, he said: "The inner sense of pride that families feel on the supreme sacrifice of their brave sons and their sentiment for the country, constitutes the true power and the might of the country."
As many as 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives in a violent face-off in the Galwan Valley after an attempt by the Chinese troops to unilaterally change the status quo during the de-escalation in eastern Ladakh. Indian intercepts have revealed that the Chinese side suffered 43 casualties including dead and seriously injured in the clash. Conveying condolences to the kin of Army personnel who lost their lives in the Galwan valley clash, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the sacrifice of these families is "worth worshipping".
"Martyr Kundan Kumar's father from Bihar said that he will send his grandsons also to the armed forces to protect the country. This is the spirit of every martyr's family. The sacrifice of these families is worth worshipping," the Prime Minister said during the 66th episode of his monthly-radio programme Mann Ki Baat.
"The inner sense of pride that families feel on the supreme sacrifice of their brave sons and their sentiment for the country constitutes the true power and the might of the country," he added. He asserted that a befitting reply has been given to those coveting our territories in Ladakh.
"The world has seen India's strength and commitment to peace. If India knows how to celebrate friendship, India also knows how to give a befitting reply when provoked. In Ladakh, a befitting reply has been given to those coveting our territories," he said.
The Prime Minister further said that India bows to the brave martyrs and their valour will always be remembered. This is the first address of the monthly programme 'Mann Ki Baat' after the face-off in Ladakh.
As many as 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives in a violent face-off in the Galwan Valley after an attempt by the Chinese troops to unilaterally change the status quo during the de-escalation in eastern Ladakh. Indian intercepts have revealed that the Chinese side suffered 43 casualties including dead and seriously injured in the clash.
Appealing to the citizens to be even more careful in the time unlock, Prime Minister NarendraModi on Sunday said that India is unlocking, be it in sectors like coal, space, agriculture and more and it is now the time to work together to make India self-reliant and technologically advanced.
"We are in the time of unlock. But, we have to be even more careful. India is unlocking, be it in sectors like coal, space, agriculture and more and it is now the time to work together to make India self-reliant and technologically advanced," said Prime Minister during his monthly-radio programme Mann Ki Baat. During this unlock period, one will have to focus deeply on two points- defeating corona and strengthening the economy and bolstering it, he said.
The Prime Minister stressed on the importance of following COVID-19 norms to combat the pandemic. "If you do not wear a mask, do not observe the two-yard social distancing norms or do not take other precautions, you are putting others at risk besides yourselves, especially the elderly and children at home. Hence, I urge all countrymen...and I repeatedly do so...do not be negligent...take care of yourselves and others too," he said.
He said that due to the recently introduced historic reforms in the space sector, the sector which was in a state of lockdown for years was set free, adding that this will not only pace up the movement towards self-reliant India, it will also boost up the advancement of technology in India.
"If you glance at our agricultural sector, you will notice that many aspects of this sector too were in a state of lockdown for decades. This sector too has now been unlocked. This, on the one hand, grants freedom to farmers to sell their products to anyone they wish to, anywhere; on the other hand, this has paved the way for enhanced loans. There are many such sectors in which, amidst, all crises, our country is opening up new avenues of development through historic decisions," the Prime Minister said. (ANI)

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