#WATCH — I would like to assure the nation that the sacrifice of our jawans will not be in vain. India wants peace but it is capable to give a befitting reply if instigated: PM Narendra Modi #IndiaChinaFaceOff pic.twitter.com/Z0ynT06dSz— ANI (@ANI) June 17, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the sacrifice of Indian jawans killed in the Galwan Valley clash in Ladakh will not go in vain and added that country is capable of giving a befitting reply if instigated.
In his opening remarks on day two of the virtual conference with chief ministers on coronavirus, he said, "For us, the unity and sovereignty of the country is most important."
Modi said India has always tried that differences do not become disputes. Later, the prime minister and those attending the meeting observed silence of a few minutes as a mark of respect for the slain soldiers.
Twenty Indian soldiers including a colonel, were killed on Monday evening in a clash with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh's Galwan Valley.