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Modi ji speaks up on India – China face off. “Sacrifice of jawans will not go in vain”

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In the biggest military confrontation between India and China in over five decades, reportedly 20 Indian army soldiers including a Colonel, were martyred in a violent clash with the Chinese troops in Ladakh’s Galway Valley on the 15th of June 202, Monday at night. While China said it does not want more clashes with India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made it clear yesterday that he will not let the sacrifice of our jawans go in vain.

“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 Modi said.

PM Modi’s message came during a virtual meeting with chief ministers of 15 states and union territories and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. They also observed a two-minute silence as a tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives during the Galwan Valley clash.

Meanwhile, the situation at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) remains tense. Satellite images taken less than 24 hours after the clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers on June 15 at the Galwan River Valley region show that despite being massively outnumbered, the Indian side is still holding it’s ground area.

A large number of Indian and Chinese troops have been engaged in an eyeball-to-eyeball situation in Galwan Valley and certain other areas of eastern Ladakh for the last five weeks, including in Pangong Tso, Galwan Valley, Demchok and Daulat Beg Oldie in eastern Ladakh.