Befitting response given to Ladakh adversary  

Befitting response given to Ladakh adversary

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his ‘Maan Ki Baat’ on Sunday said that those who cast an evil eye on Indian soil in Ladakh have got a befitting response.

PM said, “Our brave soldiers have proven that they will not let anyone cast an evil eye on the glory and honour of Mother India. Amidst all adversaries like coronavirus outbreak and cyclones, the country has had to deal with the designs of some of our neighbours”.

“Irrespective of the magnitude of the calamity confronting us, India’s sanskar…way of life inspires one and all to serve selflessly. The way India extended a helping hand to the world during difficult times, it has reinforced India’s role in ushering in peace and development,” he said adding this period also saw the world realising India’s spirit of universal brotherhood…at the same time it also noticed India’s commitment and might when it comes to safeguarding her sovereignty and territorial integrity. “India honours the spirit of friendship, she is also capable of giving an appropriate response to any adversary, without shying away,” he added.

Befitting response given to Ladakh adversary

PM said that the entire country comes together in paying tributes to the bravery of our jawans who attained martyrdom in Ladakh. The entire country bows to them in reverence, with gratitude. Just like their family members, every Indian painfully regrets the loss. The inner sense of pride that families feel on the supreme sacrifice of their brave sons…their sentiment for the country, constitutes the true power, the might of the country.

“The words of the father of Shaheed Kundan Kumar of Bihar, keep echoing. He had mentioned sending even his grandsons to the army to defend the country. This spirit permeates across all martyr families. The sense of sacrifice displayed by these family members is worthy of veneration,” he said adding, “The resolve with which our jawans made the supreme sacrifice for the security of Mother India, should be the aim of our lives….and this applies to each and every one of us. Our pursuits and endeavours should be in the same direction…we should strive towards enhancing the country’s capabilities and capacities in safeguarding our borders”.

Befitting response given to Ladakh adversary

“A self-reliant India would be a tribute to our martyrs in the truest, deepest sense,” said the PM. Referring to a letter of Rajni from Assam, he said that after watching what happened in eastern Ladakh, she has taken a vow that she will buy only ‘local’, for the sake of ‘local’, she will also be vocal.

“I am receiving messages on these lines from every corner of the country. Many have expressed through their letters that they have adopted this very path. Similarly, Mohan Ramamurthy from Madurai, writes that he wishes India to be self-reliant in the defence sector,” he said adding that before independence, in the realm of the defence sector, the country was ahead of many countries in the world.

“Many countries that lagged behind us then, are ahead of us now. After independence, we should have made efforts in the defence sector, taking advantage of our prior experience…. we did not. But today, in the fields of defence and technology, India is relentlessly endeavouring to advance on those fronts…. India is taking strides towards self-reliance,” he said.

Befitting response given to Ladakh adversary

Calling upon the people, PM said that no mission can be successfully achieved without people’s participation. “On the path towards a self-reliant India, as a citizen, our collective resolve, commitment and support is necessary,” he said adding, “When you buy ‘local’, become vocal for local you play a role in strengthening the country. This, too, in its own way, is service to one’s country”.

“It is said that a person who is wicked by nature, uses education to foster conflict, wealth for conceit and strength to trouble others. Whereas, a gentleman uses education for knowledge, wealth for helping and strength for protecting. India has always used her might, echoing the same sentiment. India’s solemn resolve is to safeguard her honour and sovereignty. India’s aim is – a self-reliant India. India’s tradition is -trust and friendship. India’s spirit is brotherhood. We shall keep moving ahead abiding by these principles,” said the PM.

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