Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has warned that anyone wishing to receive their territory will receive an “appropriate response” to the current tension with China on the Himalayan border.
India and China have been stuck in a clash along their disputed border for weeks, culminating in a close-quarters battle between soldiers in the eastern region of Ladaj, with 20 Indian soldiers eventually dying from the cold.
Indian media have, citing military sources, claimed that several Chinese soldiers were also killed in the collision in the Galwan Valley, but Beijing has not confirmed this.
Blaming each other for the incident, the two sides have agreed to reduce the situation and the process is ongoing. However, his troops still remain deployed in the region, as diplomatic and military contacts continue, India’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava said in a briefing.
“Those who want Indian land in Ladaj will receive an appropriate answer. India honors the spirit of friendship, but is also able to give any opponent an appropriate answer without avoiding the conflict,” Modi said in a radio speech on Sunday. .
“A self-sufficient India will be the best tribute we can show our martyrs,” added the country’s prime minister.