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No force in world can stop Indian soldiers from protecting border— Modi

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By IANS Updated: Nov 14, 2020 5:54 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses Armed Forces personnel at Longewala post in Jaisalmer on Saturday.

Jaipur, Nov. 14 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday gave a stern message to the neighbouring countries, saying “no force in the world can stop our brave soldiers from protecting the country’s border”. “They give a fierce reply if anybody tries to judge their capabilities,” said Modi.

While noting some historical facts, the Prime Minister said, “The history of the world tells us that only those nations have remained safe, only those nations have moved forward, which had the ability to fight the invaders”.

The Prime Minister, however, did not take the name of any country, but his indication was almost clear towards China, whose People Liberation Army (PLA) recently indulged in a deadly clash with the Indian soldiers in the Ladakh region.

“No force in the world can stop our brave soldiers from protecting the country’s border,” the Prime Minister said while addressing the Armed Forces on the Rajasthan border on the occasion of Diwali.

“No matter how far international cooperation has come, the equations may have changed, but we can never forget that vigilance is the way to safety, awareness is the support of happiness.”

Modi made it clear that India’s current strategy believes in the policy of understanding and explaining.

“Today, India’s strategy is clear. Today’s India believes in the policy of understanding and explaining, but if anybody tries to judge our capabilities, we equally give a fierce answer.”

The Prime Minister said the world is knowing this fact very well in the current scenario that India is not going to “compromise its interests even at any cost”.

“This status of India, this stature is due to your (Indian Army) power and your might. You have secured the country, that’s why India today speaks vigorously on the global forums.”

The Prime Minister mentions that the whole world is troubled by the expansionist forces presently, saying “expansionism is, in a way, a mental disorder and reflects eighteenth-century thinking.”

He said, “India is also becoming a strong voice against this thinking”.

The Prime Minister said that India is proud of its Armed Forces, who protect our nation courageously.

Modi said that 130 crore countrymen of India are standing firm with its Army today and saluting its valour. “Today every Indian is proud of the strength and bravery of his soldiers. They are proud of your invincibility.”

“Your austerity and the sacrifice at the border create trust in the country. Your determination strengthens the belief that any big challenge can be overcome together,” the Prime Minister said.

“Be it the highlands of the Himalayas, the expanse of the desert, the dense forest or the depth of the sea, your valour is always heavy on every challenge.”

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By IANS Updated: Nov 14, 2020 5:54:04 pm