ISLAMABAD-Days after a violent face-off between Indian and Chinese troops in East Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reached Leh where he addressed the personnel of the Indian Army.
PM Modi paid tributes to the soldiers who were killed during the Galwan Valley face-off.
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2:27 PM: "Today the head of every citizen of the country bows to you in respect. From Leh to Ladakh and from Kargil to Siachen, all regions have witnessed the bravery of our soldiers," PM Modi says.
2:25 PM: “We have increased expenditure on development on infrastructure in the border area by three times,” PM Modi says.
2:24 PM: “Your will power is as strong and firm as the Himalayas; the entire country is proud of you,” PM Modi to troops in Ladakh.
2:21 PM: “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,” says PM Modi.
2:19 PM: “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 says.
2:17 PM: “Your bravery, courage and your commitment to defend the honour of the country is incomparable,” PM Modi to soldiers in Ladakh
2:15 PM: “If we remember the World Wars, the world has seen our strength and felt our commitment to world peace as well,” PM Modi says.
2:11 PM: “Those who are weak can never initiate peace, bravery is a pre-requisite for peace,” says PM Modi
2:09 PM: The pledge to make Atmanirbhar Bharat becomes stronger due to your sacrifice and strength: PM Modi to soldiers in Ladakh
2:08 PM: "The tales of your bravery are echoing in every household. Bharat mata has seen your fire and your fury," says PM
2:07 PM: I once again pay my tributes to the brave soldiers martyred in Galwan Valley: PM Modi
2:05 PM: Your courage is higher than the heights where you are posted today: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing soldiers in Ladakh