Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a strong message to China saying that we want peace, but we are capable of giving a befitting reply if provoked. Modi’s remark came after 20 soldiers of the Indian Army were martyred in a violent clash between India and China.
PM’s remark came during a video conference with the Chief Minister’s of 15 States and Union Territories for discussing the situation emerging post-Unlock 1.0 and plans ahead for tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adding further he said that India never provoked any country. But we won’t compromise on the country’s integrity and sovereignty.
“We have prayed for the welfare of humanity. We have always worked with neighbouring countries in a friendly way and cooperation. We have always tried that our differences should not turn into disputes. We never provoke anyone. But we can never compromise on a country’s integrity and sovereignty. We have always displayed our power in protecting the country’s integrity and sovereignty,” he said.
The Prime Minister, Home Minister Amit Shah and chief ministers in the video conference observed two minutes of silence as a tribute to martyr soldiers, and said that the country is proud of them as they sacrificed their lives while killing the enemy.
Violent face-off between the armies of both the countries took place on 15 June in the Galwan Valley region of Ladakh.
Mamata Banerjee chief minister of West Bengal announced 5 Lakh rupees and a job to the family of the two martyred soldiers who were from WB.