Narendra Modi warns China on Independence day speech

NEW DELHI: Indian PM Narendra Modi has warned China on the Indian Independence day speech.

Addressing a crowd at Red Fort in New Delhi, Modi said: “Security is our top priority,” adding, “Be it the sea or the borders, cyber or space ─ in all spheres, India is capable and we are strong enough to overcome those who try to act against our country.”

The stern stance of Modi follows a standoff between China and India over a strategic Himalayan plateau which has been going on for the past two months.

The neighbouring countries indulged in war in 1962 over the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, and are still disputing the territory.

On the other hand, India also have a border row with Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir since partition in 1947 amid prevailing tension at the Line of Control.