Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday, said that the sacrifice of the soldiers would not go in vain; India will give a befitting reply.
PM Modi made this firm statement after as many as 20 Indian soldiers laid their life in a fight with Chinese soldiers at the Galwan Valley.
He said, “This Supreme sacrifice of our soldiers will not go in vain.”, and added, “Whatever may be the situation and circumstances, India will firmly protect every inch of the country’s land and its self-respect.”
The PM made it clear that India, being a peace-loving country, never provokes anyone, but it doesn’t compromise with its integrity and sovereignty.
“India’s integrity and sovereignty are supreme for us, and no one can stop us from defending it.” He said and asserted, “no one should have any iota of doubt about this.”
The PM chose the express his first reaction to this incident at the beginning of his virtual meeting with Chief Ministers on the corona issue on Wednesday. His statement came after there were series meetings at the highest level of the government.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, in the morning, had sought a statement from PM Modi on what happened in the Galwan valley.
On the night of the 15th and 16th June, Indian soldiers met a brutal attack at a particular spot in the Galwan valley from the Chinese counterpart while they were there to check if the Chinese troops had left that place or not as per an agreement on June 6.
The fight led to the killing of 20 Indian soldiers, including the commanding officers. The Chinese side, too, suffered causalities though they have maintained silence on it. Indian media, based on their sources, speculate the Chinese casualties as 43.