India has given an appropriate response to those who dared to monitor its territory in Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today, referring to the clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley on June 15 of which 20 soldiers were killed in action. In this context, he also discussed the economic backlash against China, mentioning how people decided to boycott Chinese products.
“Those who looked at Indian territory in Ladakh have received an appropriate response,” said the Prime Minister in his monthly radio speech Mann ki Baat.
“If India knows how to maintain its friendship, it can also confront someone and give an adequate response. Our brave soldiers made it clear that they would not allow anyone to tarnish the honor of Mother India,” he said. he added, referring to the shock in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed in the line of duty.
The military estimates that the Chinese suffered 45 casualties during the late evening skirmish on June 15. Chinese military leaders have also reported to their Indian counterparts that a Chinese colonel was lost in the fighting here.
In its toughest statement to date, the foreign ministry made it clear that China had made repeated raids on Indian territory this year, “in total disregard of all mutually agreed standards.”
“Since the beginning of May, the Chinese side has amassed a large contingent of troops and armaments along the LAC (line of control),” the ministry said.