New Delhi, Jun 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday assured the nation that the sacrifice of 20 Indian soldiers, who died in a violent face-off with the Chinese troops in the Galwan valley, will not go in vain.
He also said that India wants peace but is capable of giving a befitting reply, if instigated.
On the second day of virtual meeting with the several chief ministers on COVID-19 situation, the Prime Minister said, “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 the most important. India wants peace, but it is capable of giving a befitting reply if instigated.”
Stating that valour and bravery are part of India’s character, he added, “We have always tried to ensure that difference do not turn into a dispute. We never instigate anyone. But we never compromise on our country’s integrity and sovereignty either. Valour and bravery are part of India’s character. We have always displayed our capabilities when necessary.”
The Prime Minister and all Chief Ministers observed two minutes of silence as a tribute to the Army personnel killed in action in the Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh on June 15-16.