Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday warned of a fierce reply to anyone who challenged India’s borders while addressing troops at Longewala Post.
Modi’s address came as part of the Prime Minister’s practise of spending time with soldiers on Diwali. “I can’t stay away from my own on Diwali, that’s why I’m here with you,” Modi told the soldiers.
Modi also took potshots at China without naming it. He said the entire world is troubled by ‘expansionist’ forces and expansionism shows a ‘distorted mindset’ which belongs to the 18th century.
“India believes in the policy of understanding others and making them understand our stand. But if someone tests us, the country will give a fierce reply,” he asserted.
His comments came even as India continues to be in a standoff with China at the Ladakh border.
Earlier too on several occasions, he has underscored that India will not stop building roads and bridges in the border area. The infrastructure development in border areas is believed to be the cause of China’s aggression.
No force in the world can prevent our soldiers from protecting our borders, he said, adding that India has the strength and political will to give a befitting reply to those challenging it.
What else PM Modi said
“The world now knows that India will not compromise with its interests even one bit,” he said. Modi who has celebrated Diwali with soldiers since he assumed office in 2014 said that his resolve to serve and protect the country is strengthened by spending time with the soldiers.
He also urged troops to innovate, practise yoga and learn Indian language they don’t know from colleagues.
He also paid rich tributes to the heroes of the 1971 war against Pakistan, which led to the creation of Bangladesh.
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