PM Modi addresses troops in Ladakh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the troops in Nimu during a surprise visit to Ladakh on Friday. The unexpected journey takes place amid the hostile face-off in the Galwan Valley between the Indian and Chinese army. The PM expressed appreciation for the Indian Army’s valiant and selfless actions in defending the Indian frontiers.
With the recent tension rising between India and China after the Galwan Valley incident, PM Modi paid a morale-boosting address to the soldiers and troops in Nimu. Though it was an unexpected trip the reasoning behind it wasn’t that hard to guess. The Prime Minister not only thanked the army for their sacrifices to protect their country but also paid homage to the martyrs of Galwan Valley and highlighted the initiatives taken by the government for the army.
PM Modi’s speech accented the following points:
- The Prime Minister thanked the Nimu based military personnel for their strength and devotion to defending the country’s reputation.
- He also expressed his gratitude to the troops for acting as a shield for their nation despite the challenging circumstances they resided in and compared their bravery to the heights the army protected their border.
- He compared the strength of the army to the mountains that surrounded them and how the countrymen slept peacefully at night because they knew that the army was there to protect them.
- He pointed out how the courage of the army has made the world realize and acknowledge that India is a force to be reckoned with.
Homage to the martyrs of Galwan Valley:
- PM Modi emphasized how the world’s development harmony and goodwill is acknowledged by all but India also recognizes that the weak will never impose harmony and how the Indian soldiers have always showcased their bravery even during the world wars. Bravery and courage are the core values of peace and how the progression of India as a nation is very integral for the benefit of the world.
- He also acknowledged the diversity that defines us as a country and how soldiers from all over the nation united to protect and serve their mother nation and the entire country was a witness of the bravery displayed by the 14th corp.
- The PM also took a dig at the relentless tries of China to illegally capture the Indian lands to expand their nation but accenting how the age of expansion was over and that development needed to be at the forefront of every nation’s agenda.
- PM Modi also highlighted the initiatives taken up by the government in favor of the welfare of the armed forces such as recruitment of the Chief of Defense Staff, the introduction of the one-ranked pension system, and the National War Memorial and border infrastructure focus.
Tension between India and China:
On June 15th in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh, a fatal clash between the Indian and Chinese soldiers took place and is being regarded one of the worst incidents that took place between the troops of the two nations which led to the lives of twenty Indian soldiers being sacrificed while reports state that at least 43 Chinese soldiers were either killed or left seriously wounded.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in a telephonic verbal exchange with Wang Yi, the External Affairs Minister of China conveyed how the Chinese side had tried to violate the LAC’s Indian side by trying to construct a framework and also accused them of being responsible for the casualties because of their pre-planned actions.
Underlining that this would adversely affect the bilateral relationship, he urged China to re-evaluate its actions and take corrective measures. It was decided during the meeting that no steps will be taken on either side to exacerbate matters and to ensure enforcement of the June 6 disengagement understanding.
On June 22, the two sides agreed at the Corps Commander level talks on the modalities for disengagement from all of Eastern Ladakh’s “all friction zones.” Nevertheless, the timetable for the expected process is still lacking in detail. Numerous local commander-level talks are scheduled to progress the disengagement at different locations on the field.
The deadly clash between the two nations isn’t the first of its kind and has also led to a war between the two nations. The dispute dates back to at least 1914, when delegates from Britain, the Republic of China, and Tibet met in Simla, now India, to negotiate a settlement that would decide Tibet’s position and resolve the boundaries between China and British India effectively.
Tensions have extended since late April because China keeps sending troops into the disputed territories, carrying weaponry. Analysts say the Chinese authorities are worrying to frustrate any strive by using India to improve its military bases, which has to emerge as more assertive in building infrastructure inside the vicinity and main to multiple brawls between the two countries.
It’s high time that each the nations settle out their disputes with the aid of peaceful dialogues to settle their disputes otherwise the hazard of an impending conflict will always be lurking.