SunstarTV Bureau: Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated this year’s Diwali with Indian army at Longewala, where he asserted that India will give a ‘prachand jawab’ (fierce reply) if provoked.
Modi took a swipe at China without naming it, saying the world is troubled by ‘expansionist forces’ and expansionism shows a ‘distorted mindset’ that belongs to the 18th century.
He also aimed at Pakistan, that Indian soldiers have hit ‘sponsors of terrorism’ at their home, a reference to air and surgical strikes against terror camps in the neighboring country.
Today, India believes in the policy of understanding others and making them understand, but if it is tested, then it will give a fierce reply as the country have the capability and political will to give a befitting response to those who challenge it.
By retaliating Chaina at Ladakh border he said, “No force in the world can prevent our brave soldiers from defending our borders. The world today knows that we will not compromise with our interests even one bit at any cost.”
The PM also underlined the importance of having strong capability, saying despite advanced international cooperation and equations, vigilance is the path to security, alertness leads to happiness and peace is the prize of having strength.
Recalling the glorious battle of Longewala, he said it will always be remembered in the annals of strategic planning and military valour.
“Your sacrifices teach the country discipline and sense of service,” the PM told soldiers, referring to his government’s efforts to combat the corona virus and also to restart the economic activity fully.