Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again addressed the nation on his radio programme, Mann Ki Baat today (June 28, 2020). In his address, he said that those who dared to eye Indian territory Laddakh has given a befitting reply. PM Modi was referring to the recent clash with Chinese troops in Galwan Valley, in which 20 Indian soldiers were martyred.
In his context, he has also spoken about the economic backlash against China, mentioning how people belonging to different parts of the country have decided to boycott Chinese goods and how it will contribute to an Atma Nirbhar Bharat (Self Reliant India).
“If India knows how to maintain friendship, it can also confront someone and give an adequate response. Our brave soldiers made it clear that they will not allow anyone to taint the honour of Mother India,” the Prime Minister said in his monthly radio address Mann ki Baat.
“India bows to our brave martyrs. They’ve always kept India safe, valour will always be remembered,” the Prime Minister said.
The Indian Army believes that the Chinese suffered 45 casualties during the clash that took place on June 15. Chinese military leaders are believed to have conveyed to their Indian counterparts the loss of a Chinese Colonel in the fighting here as well.
The foreign ministry had recently made it clear that China has made repeated incursions into Indian territory this year in “complete disregard of all mutually agreed norms”.
“Since early May, the Chinese side has been amassing a large contingent of troops and armaments along the LAC (Line of Control),” said the ministry.
PM Modi had requested younger people to interview their grandparents and other elderly relatives. He also made a special request to save these interviews on their device and create a album of the same. He said these interviews could help help help to get prepared for a better future as the experiences of the elders in any household is necessary for the growth of a young individual.
Wishing former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao on his 99th birth anniversary, PM Modi had said he dedicated his entire life to the service of the nation when he was a teenager. Modi also added that his predecessor was multilingual and had interests in a wide range of subjects like literature, philosophy and science.