Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi surprisingly visited Ladakh to meet Indian Army Soldiers after a faceoff with China. He reached Ladakh earlier today and given a joint briefing to the Indian Army, Indian Air Force, and the India-Tibetan Border Police at Nimu. He’ll also interact with soldiers. Prime Minister’s visit would be a morale booster for the Indian Army and a powerful message to China, which has shown unrelenting aggression at the border with incursions spotted in satellite images.

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief MM Naravane accompanied the PM as he toured the region, met with soldiers and was briefed on the face-off with China since early May.

After the visit to Ladakh Modi sat in a Camouflage tent and addressed to Indian Army troops from distance. Every soldier followed social distancing. Modi reached Leh in Chopper earlier today and will return back to the office today. Modi also posted a photo and saying Interacting with our brave armed forces personnel at Nimu. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh supposed to travel Ladakh yesterday but it was canceled for unknown reasons. During his speech in Mann ki Baat he mentioned India gave a fitting response to China on Ladakh, PM Modi had said last week in his monthly radio address

Those who cast an evil eye on Indian territory in Ladakh have been given a befitting response. If India knows how to maintain friendship, it can also confront someone and give an adequate response. Our brave soldiers made it clear that they will not allow anyone to taint the honour of Mother India,

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Power Minister R K Singh on Friday said that India will import power equipment from China, amid border standoff with China.During a virtual press conference with state counterparts, he also asserted that the equipment import from China and Pakistan would not be permitted especially on the basis of inspection.

Modi also said that the whole country is with the families of those who sacrificed their lives for the country. “India will defend every stone every inch of its territory. India is a peace-loving country which has always tried to maintain cooperative and friendly relations with neighbours.”

He also said that while India wants peace, it will give a “befitting reply” if provoked. “India’s integrity and sovereignty is supreme for us, and no one can stop us from defending it. Nobody should have any iota of doubt about this,” said Modi. “Indian troops went down fighting (maarte, maarte mare hain),” he had said.

India’s decision to ban Chinese apps seems to be an effective way to impose costs on China for its actions at the border. Ministry of Information and Technology banned 59 Chinese Apps, TikTok, ShareiT, CamScanner, and UC Browser, for engaging in “activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of the state and public order”.The ban also comes in the backdrop of the current stand-off along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh with Chinese troops.

Sources had earlier informed about CDS Rawat’s visit to Leh today. General Rawat’s visit holds importance since it comes in the wake of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Ladakh being rescheduled.

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