Nimu: Days after the violent face-off between Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reached Leh with Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat. Modi reached Leh around 9:30 a.m.
The prime minister is presently at one of the forward locations in Nimu and is interacting with personnel of the Army, Air Force and Indo-Tibetan Border Police.
While addressing the soldiers in Ladakh, Modi said “India is proud of the courage of our armed forces. The bravery that you and your compatriots showed, a message has gone to the world about India’s strength.”
Paying tributes to the 20 army men killed in the violent stand-off, Modi had also said India’s brave soldiers have shown that they will not allow the nation’s pride to be hurt.
“I once again pay my tributes to the brave soiders martyred in GalwanValley.” PM said
“The bravery of 14 Corps will be talked about everywhere. Tales of your bravery and valour are echoing in every house in the country.” He added.
Located at 11,000 feet, Nimu is among the toughest terrains, on the banks of river Indus and surrounded by the Zanskar range.
“Your courage is higher than the heights where you are posted today”, Narendra Modi said while interacting with the soldiers.
While encouraging the army personnel, PM Modi said “Weak can never initiate peace, bravery is a pre-requisite, We have worked for the betterment of humanity.”
“We are the people who pray to the ‘flute playing Krishna’ but we are also the same people who idolizes and follow the Lord Krishna who carries ‘Sudarshana Chakra’.” He further added.
Recently, the Modi government also banned 59 Chinese apps, saying that they are ‘engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order’.