PM Narendra Modi had earlier clearly stated that India wants peace but is capable of giving a befitting reply, if instigated and asserted that sacrifices of Indian soldier will not go in vain while interacting with Chief Ministers, via video conferencing on Wednesday.
All party Meet Chaired by PM Modi:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an All-Party Meeting via video conferencing to discuss the situation in India-China border areas. Presidents of various political parties participated in the meeting. Congress president Sonia Gandhi, NCP leader Sharad Pawar, TRS President K Chandrashekhar Rao, JD (U) President Nitish Kumar, DMK’s M K Stalin, YSR Congress Party’s YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray were among those who attended the meeting.
Prime Minister underscored that today all of us stand united with the soldiers defending our borders and repose full faith in their courage and bravery. He added that through the All-Party Meeting, he wants to assure the families of the martyrs that the entire country stands with them.
At the outset, Prime Minister clarified that neither is anyone inside our territory nor is any of our post captured. He said that twenty of our brave soldiers made the supreme sacrifice for the nation in Ladakh but also taught a lesson to those who had dared to look towards our motherland. The nation will forever remember their valour and sacrifice.
PM Modi said that the entire country is hurt and angry at the steps taken by China at LAC (Line of control). He assured that country today has such capabilities that no one can even dare to even look at our land. PM stated that India wants peace, but upholding sovereignty is foremost. According to PM armed force has been given free hand to take necessary steps. He said that today, Indian forces are capable of moving together across sectors, India has also conveyed its position in a straight-forward way to China through diplomatic means.
PM Further made it clear that his Government will not accept any International Pressure when it comes to Sovereignty and National Security of the Nation.
India Will Ramp up building Border Infrastructure:
“In the past few years, we have given importance to infrastructure development to protect our border” said PM Modi. He highlighted that the government has given primacy to development of border area infrastructure to make our borders more secure. Provision has also been made for fighter planes, modern helicopters, missile defence systems and other such needs of our forces. Through the recently developed infrastructure, patrolling capacity at LAC has also increased, he said, adding that through this, we are better informed about the developments at LAC and consequently are able to monitor and respond better. The movement of those which used to take place without any disruption earlier is now checked by our Jawans, which at times leads to build up of tension. He noted that through better infrastructure, supply of material and essentials to Jawans in the difficult terrain has become comparatively easier.
He assured that all steps necessary for national security and construction of necessary infrastructure, will continue to be taken at a fast pace. He reassured the leaders about the capability of the armed forces to defend our borders and that they have been given a free hand to take all necessary steps.