Amid the standoff with China along the Line of Actual Control, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh assures India that Army will not let anyone take even an inch of the country's land.
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.
भारतीय सेना के जवानों से भेंट करके मुझे हमेशा बेहद ख़ुशी होती है। उनका मनोबल बहुत ऊँचा रहा है, इसकी जितनी भी प्रशंसा की जाए कम है।— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) October 25, 2020
भारत चाहता है कि तनाव ख़त्म हो और शांति स्थापित हो। मैं पूरी तरह आश्वस्त हूँ कि हमारी सेना भारत की एक इंच ज़मीन भी दूसरे के हाथ में नहीं जाने देगी। pic.twitter.com/jS3GHa4fni
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.
Last Updated 25, Oct 2020, 1:23 PM