“India Can Give Fitting Reply When Provoked”: PM After Ladakh Clash

After the clashes between at the India-China border in Ladakh, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called an all-party meeting on Friday to discuss the situation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi told  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 has sent 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,” The Prime Minister, 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.  Mr. Modi has been accused by opposition leaders of silence on the month-long tension with China and Monday’s killings.

The Prime Minister said India wants that differences should not become disputes. “We never provoke anyone but we will not compromise with integrity and sovereignty. Whenever time has come, we have proved our strength and capabilities in protecting our integrity and sovereignty.

Sacrifice and resilience is in our national character. But valour and courage is also our country’s character,” the Prime Minister warned.

PM Modi has called an all-party meeting on Friday to discuss the situation at the India-China border after the Ladakh clash. Presidents of political parties have been called for the meeting at 5 pm on Friday via video.

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