Nobody entered our border, none of Indian post has been captured: PM Modi
New Delhi : China has not captured any of the Indian territory or crossed the borders, PM Narendra Modi said while replying to speculation over Indian posts being captured by Chinese troops. His statement came during an all-party meeting to discuss the situation in eastern Ladakh after 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives in a violent confrontation with China's soldiers.
"Neither is anyone sitting inside our borders nor is any post been captured. The entire country is hurt and angered by what China did at the LAC (Line of Actual Control)," PM Modi said, categorically rejecting suggestions that the Chinese had intruded and were sitting on Indian territory.
"Twenty of our bravehearts were martyred in Ladakh but not before they taught a lesson to those who raised an eye at Bharat Mata," he added, speaking in the meeting where most leaders expressed solidarity with the government in its response to Chinese aggression.
"I want to assure you that our forces will spare no effort to protect our nation. Today, we have the capability that no one can look at even an inch of our territory," PM Modi said.
"While we have given a free hand to our armed forces, diplomatically too we have made our stand clear to China. India wants peace and friendship but protecting its sovereignty is supreme," he added.
"Because of new infrastructure, especially along the LAC, our patrolling capability has gone up. Because of that alertness has gone up and events happening on the LAC are being reported," he said.
Indian soldiers were brutally assaulted with iron rods and clubs wrapped in barbed wire laced with nails during the fight with Chinese troops in Galwan Valley region. Indian Army has claimed that around 40 casualties have been reported on the Chinese side too.
Many were thrown off a steep ridge and some of the soldiers fell into the river Galwan.