June 17, 2020 (New Delhi) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the sacrifice of Indian troops killed in a recent escalation with China at Galwan Valley in Ladakh would not go in vain.
“India wants peace but when provoked, India is capable of giving a fitting reply, be it any kind of situation. The country will be proud that our soldiers died fighting the Chinese.,” warned PM Modi issuing a strong statement amid the recent clash that took the lives of 20 soldiers at LAC.
Prime Minister observed a two-minute silence while paying tribute to the soldiers before started a scheduled meeting with the Chief Minister on Coronavirus situation in the country.
‘’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,” he added.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called an all-party meeting on Friday to discuss the latest escalation at LAC in Ladakh in which 20 Indian soldiers laid down their lives. Presidents of warriors political parties have been sent an invitation for meeting at 5 pm on Friday via video, the Prime Minister Office (PMO) said.
Monday’s escalation came after weeks of tension along Indo-China border when an Indian patrol jeep moved to remove a Chinese tent in the Galwan river valley at 15,000 feet. China has agreed to remove the tent after a bilateral agreement between Lieutenant General ranked officers from both sides on June 06.
The incident involved ‘no shooting’ but violent hand-to-hand scuffle. The soldiers threw punches and hurled stones at each other. The Chinese troops allegedly used rods and nail-studded clubs during the clash that lasted for hours until midnight on Monday, says the report.