PM Modi visited surprisingly to Ladakh, in order to address the Ladakh soldier, amid the ongoing border tensions. In the Ladakh visit, PM Modi further referred to the Galwan valley clash. In a live telecast from Ladakh to the country, PM Modi told soldiers that the enemy has seen their fury and fire.
“From Leh, Ladakh to Siachen and Kargil…and Galwan’s icy waters…every mountain, every peak is witness to the valour of Indian soldiers,” PM Modi said. “You have given a befitting reply to people who attempted to conquer,” he told them before going on to deliver his direct message to China.
The Prime Minister further said, “We are the same people who pray to the flute playing Lord Krishna but we are also the same people who idolise and follow the same Lord Krishna who carries the Sudarshana Chakra.”
PM Modi’s Ladakh Visit Was A Surprise
PM Modi did not directly take the name of China but rather used the term “expansion.” He said that the era of expansionism is over and it is time for development.
He further added that the expansionist policies of some country affected the peace of the world, severely.
But history records that expansionist forces have either lost or were forced to turn back, PM Modi said, delivering his final shot before wrapping up his surprise visit. PM Modi’s office had finalised the day-trip to Ladakh late last evening but kept it a closely-guarded secret till the last moment.
The location at Nimu where PM Modi addressed soldiers from the army, air force, ITBP and border road organisation resembled an active forward base. “There were artillery guns and other heavy equipment all under camouflage with soldiers wearing helmets and sitting in trenches and other kinds of dug out positions with a rare glint of courage on their faces,” a top military commander said.
Referring to some veterans who taunted that Nimu is a picnic spot, the commander said it was “a picnic spot for those who have treated their tenures as picnics instead of doing serious soldiering. For them even Kargil and Pangong Tso are picnic spots. If only they had treated these locations as future combat zones, they would not dare to comment,” he said.