Amid tensions with China along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that the Indian Army will not let anyone take even an inch of the country's land.

Speaking to media persons after the 'Shastra Pooja' at the Sukna war memorial, Rajnath said: "India's brave soldiers have sacrificed their lives. We want that the Indo-China border tension should end and peace should be preserved. But unpleasant incidents keep happening. However, I am confident that our soldiers will not let anyone take even an inch of our land. History will remember the courage of Indian soldiers." 

He added that India wants the standoff to end and peace to be restored in the sector. 

The Defence Minister, who is on a two-day visit to Sikkim and West Bengal, also inaugurated the alternate alignment Gangtok-Nathula Road via video conferencing from the Headquarters of 33 Corps which guards the de-facto border with China in Sikkim.

During his visit, Rajnath reviewed the preparedness of the forces along with the army chief.