PM Modi pays tribute to fallen soldiers, says India capable of giving befitting reply

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the sacrifice of Indian soldiers killed within the Galwan Valley clash in Ladakh won’t enter vain.

In his opening remarks on day two of the virtual conference with chief ministers on coronavirus, he also said that India wants peace but is capable of giving a befitting reply, if instigated.

For us, the unity and sovereignty of the country is most vital , he said.

Modi said India has always tried that differences don’t become disputes. Later, the prime minister and people attending the meeting observed silence of a couple of minutes as a mark of respect for the slain soldiers.

Twenty Indian soldiers including a colonel, were killed on Monday evening during a clash with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley.(FA9News)

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