Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was criticised for not speaking out on the killing of twenty army personnel in Galwan valley, has said that the “sacrifice of our jawans will not go in vain.”
“I would like to assure the nation that the sacrifice of our jawans will not be in vain,” said Prime Minister Modi, a day after twenty Indian Army personnel, including a Colonel, reportedly killed in the deadliest clash in the last 45 years between India and China in Galwan Valley.
“For us, the unity and sovereignty of the country is the most important…India wants peace but it is capable to give a befitting reply if instigated,” Mr. Modi added.
Earlier, Indian National Congress launched a scathing attack on Modi and the Central government’s handling of China’s incursion in eastern Ladakh.
Congress tweeted a poster, captioning: “The nation will remember the last 43 days. 43 days of silence, denial & ignorance.” Using the Twitter trend, #PMDaroMatJawabDo, the tweeted poster, where Mr. Modi’s lips are zipped, reads: “43 days since China occupied our land. 43 days since our PM has been silent.”