New Delhi: Speaking on the issue of martyrs of Indian soldiers in Galwan Valley, PM Modi said that the sacrifice of soldiers will not go in vain. Will give a befitting reply on provocation. India wants peace. We do not provoke anyone but we know how to answer. PM Modi said that India wants peace, valour is a part of the character of our country. Our soldiers sacrificed their lives, the sacrifice of the soldiers will not go in vain. No country should be confused, it will give a befitting reply on provocation. India does not provoke any country, we are proud of our soldiers.
PM Modi said that we have always worked with neighbours. We have always been tried that differences should not become part of the dispute. But we will not compromise on our sovereignty, integrity. Today, PM Modi said this before the second day’s meeting with the Chief Ministers on the issue of Corona. Along with this, along with all the Chief Ministers, he kept two minutes of silence while paying tribute to the martyred soldiers.
Defense Minister’s Response
Earlier, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday while paying tribute to the Indian soldiers who were martyred in violent clashes with the Chinese army, said that losing soldiers in the Galwan Valley is very disturbing and sad. Singh tweeted that the Indian soldiers demonstrated indomitable courage and valour while performing duty and sacrificed their lives.
He tweeted, “The country will never forget the bravery and sacrifice of its soldiers. My condolences to the families of the martyred soldiers. The country stands shoulder to shoulder with them in this difficult time. We are proud of the bravery and courage of India’s heroes. “
Significantly, 20 military personnel, including a colonel of the Indian Army, were killed in a violent clash with Chinese soldiers on Monday night in the Galwan valley of eastern Ladakh.
The Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that the violent clash between the Indian and Chinese armies in eastern Ladakh was caused by “the Chinese side’s efforts to unilaterally change the status quo” in the area. The Foreign Ministry said that if the Chinese side had followed it seriously at the top level in the past, then the damage to both sides could have been avoided.
There is a standoff between the Indian and Chinese forces in Pangong So, Galwan Valley, Demchok and Daulat Beg Oldi areas of eastern Ladakh. In many areas, including Pangong So, Chinese military personnel have encroached on the border.
The Indian Army has strongly objected to this action of the Chinese Army and has demanded an immediate withdrawal from it for peace and tranquillity in the area. In order to remove the deadlock, in the last few days, there have been several talks from both sides.