New Delhi. 17 June 2020. Prime Minister Narendra Modi cautioned China that India wants peace but is capable to give a befitting reply if instigated and exhorted that the sacrifices of soldiers along the border with China will not go in vain.
“I would like to assure the nation that the sacrifice of our jawans will not go in vain. For us, the unity and sovereignty of the country is most important. India wants peace but it is capable to give a befitting reply if instigated. Let there be no doubt in anyone’s mind in that respect. Our soldiers laid down their lives while fighting,” he said.
Post this statement by the Prime Minister , External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jai Shankar spoke to his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the telephone.