The Defence Minister Mr. Rajnath Singh on Friday, April 15th, was talking at a gathering facilitated in his distinction by the Indian Consulate in San Francisco. Furthermore, he mentioned the fortitude shown by the Indian officers at the boundary with China.
Quoting Mr. Rajnath Singh,
“I cannot say openly what Indian soldiers did and what decisions we took. But I can definitely say that a message has gone that India will not spare anyone if India gets harmed.”Advertisement
The Ladakh line deadlock between the Indian and Chinese armed forces started in May 2020, following a fierce conflict in the Pangong lake region. The tension heightened after the two soldiers conflicted in the Galway Valley on 15th June 2020, bringing about 20 Indian officers and an undisclosed number of Chinese soldiers killed.
There have been 15 military talks between India and China to solve the problem in eastern Ladakh. The different sides finished their withdrawals last year on the north and south banks of the Pangong lake and in the Gogra region.
The Defence Minister had gone for the India-US 2+2 ecclesiastical in Washington DC. For meetings at the base camp of the US Indo-Pacific Command (IndoPACOM), he went to Hawaii. Then he went to San Francisco.
During the speech, Mr. Rajnath Singh also mentioned that India is a powerful country and is headed to be among the top three economies under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s guidance.
“The image of India has changed. The prestige of India has improved. In the next few years, no power in the world can stop India from becoming one of the world’s top three economies”.
He likewise sent an unobtrusive message to the US, saying that New Delhi does not believe in the diplomacy of a “zero-sum game.” India has confidence in having a bilateral relationship that depends
on mutual benefit for both nations. His comments came in the midst of some restlessness in Washington over India’s situation on the Ukraine emergency as well as its choice to secure limited Russian oil.
“If India has a good relationship with one country, it does not mean that its relationship with any other country will deteriorate. India has never adopted this kind of diplomacy and will never opt for this.”
Edited By: Khushi Thakur
Published By: Bhavya Dedhia