Ladakh/ New Delhi:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing troops throughout a shock go to to a ahead publish in Ladakh right this moment, mentioned: “The weak can by no means accomplish peace, the courageous do.” Describing the troopers as “the braves of the soil”, the Prime Minister mentioned the “enemy has seen your fireplace and fury,” delivering a powerful, direct message to China after the June 15 conflict during which 20 troopers have been killed in motion.
“Each single Indian the world over, particularly in India, has the assumption that you just all can ship and maintain the nation robust and secure. Your braveness is increased than the heights the place you’re stationed. Your arms are as robust because the mountains that encompass you. Your confidence, dedication and perception are as atal (immovable) because the peaks right here,” he mentioned.
“The situations during which you all ship your finest are among the many hardest on the earth, and you’ve got confirmed repeatedly that the Indian armed pressure is mightier and higher than everybody else on the earth.”
The PM’s go to served as a robust assertion in opposition to Chinese language aggression on the Line of Precise Management (LAC) since early Might, which escalated to a lethal brawl on June 15 during which 20 troopers have been killed and over 70 injured. Military sources mentioned 45 Chinese language troopers have been killed or injured.
“The world has given up Vistaarvaad (expansionism). This has destroyed the world. Expansionist forces have typically needed to transfer away. That is the age of Vikaswaad (Growth),” mentioned the Prime Minister, with out mentioning China.
Chants of “Bharat Mata ki jai” and “Vande Mataram” broke out when he arrived at Nimu earlier right this moment. A video confirmed troopers cheering because the Prime Minister walked amidst them, accompanied by Chief of Defence Workers Normal Bipin Rawat, and Military Chief Normal MM Naravane. He was flown by chopper to Nimu, 11,000 ft up within the Himalayas and on the banks of the river Indus.
PM Modi first interacted with troopers from the Military, Air Drive and Indo-Tibetan Border Police, sitting in a camouflage tent. Later, he addressed the troops.
“Our enemies have seen your Fireplace and your Fury,” he mentioned, addressing the XIV Corps of the Military in Leh that is known as the Fireplace and Fury Corps.
PM Modi additionally visited a hospital the place a number of troopers wounded within the conflict are recovering.