Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his surprise visit to Ladakh addressed the soldiers in Nimmoo, Ladakh, saying that the bravery displayed by them and their compatriots have conveyed a message to the world about India’s strength.
“The bravery that you and your compatriots showed, a message has gone to the world about India’s strength,” said PM Modi while addressing the soldiers .
#WATCH 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 in Ladakh pic.twitter.com/lAqCjeXpqv
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Taking an apparent dig at China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the age of expansionism is over and added that the new age of development is here. “Age of expansionism is over, this is the age of development. History is witness that expansionist forces have either lost or were forced to turn back,” Modi said.
“Your courage is higher than the heights where you are posted today,” he added. “Atmanirbhar Bharat ka sankalp aapke tyag, balidan, pursharth ke karan aur bhi mazbut hai,”(The determination of self-reliant India gets strengthened from your sacrifice and courage),” the Prime Minister said.
The soldiers were observed maintaining social distancing while PM Modi’s address.”Those who are weak can never initiate peace, bravery is a pre-requisite for peace. Whether World Wars or peace, whenever the need arises, the world has seen the victory of our braves and their efforts towards peace. We have worked for the betterment of humanity,” the Prime Minister said.