Srinagar: Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh during his visit to Ladakh said that India wants to resolve disputes with the neighbouring countries through dialogue but asserted that the nation’s safety and security will not be compromised at any cost.
Addressing troopers in a forward location on the second day of his visit to the region, Singh said “India believes in resolving disputes through dialogue with neighbouring countries, but is always prepared to give a befitting reply if provoked”.
Singh interacted with the officers of Indian Army’s 14 Corps at Karu Military Station in Ladakh.
In his address, Singh paid rich tributes to the troopers “who laid down their lives in the service of the nation during the Galwan Valley incident in 2020, saying that the country will never forget their supreme sacrifice”.
He stated that the “nation is proud of its armed forces”. Singh stated that “India is a peace-loving nation that never resorts to any kind of aggression, but at the same time, it is always prepared to give a befitting reply if provoked”.
He reiterated government’s stand of resolving “disputes through dialogue with neighbouring countries, but assured the nation that safety and security of the nation will not be compromised at any cost”.
He assured all possible “support to the armed forces, reaffirming the vision of the government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, of a strong military that is capable of dealing with every eventuality”. knt