NEW DELHI: Home minister
on Wednesday paid tributes to Indian soldiers martyred in the clash in eastern Ladakh, saying that their bravery “reflects India’s commitment towards her land”.
“Pain of losing our brave soldiers while protecting our motherland at Galwan Valley can’t be put in words. Nation salutes our immortal heroes who sacrificed their lives to keep Indian territory safe,” Shah tweeted soon after PM
sent a strong message that India would retaliate in case it was provoked.
Shah said the country would always be indebted to the supreme sacrifice made by the soldiers. “I bow to the families who have blessed Indian Army with such great heroes. India will always remain indebted for their supreme sacrifice. Entire nation and the Modi government stand firmly with their families in this hour of grief. Praying for the speedy recovery of those injured,” he added.
termed the loss of soldiers “deeply disturbing and painful”. In a series of tweets, Singh said that the soldiers displayed exemplary courage and valour in the line of duty and sacrificed their lives in the highest traditions of the Army.
Before issuing the statement, Singh held a meeting with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and the three service chiefs to discuss the current situation, according to a PTI report.
The defence minister also deliberated over the new strategy to be drawn out for the entire Line of Actual Control and also the government’s tough decision pertaining to China. Singh also spoke to external affairs minister
about the evolving situation.