India will continue its policy of strengthening the state, said modi
India will continue its policy of strengthening the state for the sake of peace, it is the law of the country and new Delhi will continue to do so, said Prime Minister Narendra modi during his speech in Ladakh before Indian soldiers.
The Prime Minister of India visited bordering China region for the first time after the conflict the Indian and Chinese military.
Between China and India has a long-standing territorial dispute about the ownership of the plot of the mountainous area in the North of Kashmir, and almost 60 thousand square kilometres in the North-Eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. The line of actual control, replacing in this region the border between the countries is in the region of Ladakh. In the fall of 1962, the dispute escalated into a border war. In 1993 and 1996, China and India signed the agreement on maintaining peace in the disputed areas.
The aggravation of the situation in the region began in early may when a series of military conflicts between the two countries in the area of high-altitude lake Pangong TSO. Then India and China started strengthening the forces in Ladakh at the line of actual control. A new round of tensions began after a fight the military of the two countries in the valley of Galvan in Ladakh on the evening of 15 June. According to the official new Delhi, in the incident from the Indian side killed 20 soldiers. Information on the numbers of killed and wounded on the Chinese side was not made public.
"All agree that peace and friendship is what's best for the world, but the world does not mean weakness, and you should not assume that this is so. Today, India is growing and becoming stronger than ever before, to protect yourself. We build and strengthen our nation, to ensure peace. This should not be misunderstood. Strengthening our nation - it is our right, and we will continue to do so", - quotes the statement of modi TV channel NDTV.
He noted that the Indian military in Ladakh has repeatedly shown that the country's armed forces "stronger and better than everyone else in the world."
"Courage is to stand your ground to defend the truth and defend what is right. And sons of India who sacrificed their lives for the people, defend the homeland, showed courage at the highest level. Today the whole India is talking about you and your contribution to the development of the nation. Every house in India discusses your courage, and every citizen supports you. People welcomes you and looks at you from bottom to top. Your countrymen will do everything possible to India, which all of you can imagine, this was the India of the future," said modi.
The aggravation between India and China has affected economic relations between countries – in particular, India plans to exclude Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei from participating in the tests of 5G networks, the authorities forbade 59 developed by China mobile applications and wants to strengthen the control of the imported Chinese goods across the ASEAN countries. The Chinese foreign Ministry, in turn, said that China will take necessary measures to protect the legitimate interests of their companies in India.