Morale booster: PM Modi flies to Ladakh, meets soldiers

Morale booster: PM Modi flies to Ladakh, meets soldiers

In order to give a major push to Digital India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge" for techies around India and the start-up community for creating world class "Made in India' apps.

Sibal asked whether China had occupied the Indian territory in the Galwan Valley, including "Petrol Point - 14", where 20 Indian soldiers made the supreme sacrifice, and also in Hot Springs. Addressing soldiers during the visit, he said: "The era of expansionism is over and that India's enemies have seen the "fire and fury" of its armed forces".

"Days of expansionism are over". "Whenever the obsession for expansionist victories takes over someone, it causes danger to world peace". PM Modi's LinkedIn post said.

As soon as the images of PM Modi meeting the Galwan injured at the Leh hospital were shared, several people pointed out to a projector installed in the backdrop and claimed that it was a conference hall. He said the "courage shown by you and your friends has sent a message to the world about India" strenght.

Citing the Gita shloka Veer Bhogya Vasundhara (The courageous shall inherit the earth), which is also the motto of the Army's Rajputana Rifles, the PM said the weak can never initiate peace, as bravery is a pre-requisite.

"Can we think of making traditional Indian games more popular via Apps?" A detailed presentation was given to the PM, who later visited the military hospital in Leh to meet the injured jawans.

China also suffered casualties but has not given details. The two sides have blamed each other for the deadly June 15 clash, the first fatal confrontation between the two countries in 45 years.

With anti-China sentiment on the rise locally, Chinese imports including raw materials vital to India's pharmaceutical industry have reportedly been piling up at Indian ports due to more stringent border checks. He said, this land in Ladakh is India's crown and It has given several fearless hearts to the nation. He said, we Indians have worked for the betterment of the humanity.

New and additional missile systems to be manufactured in India were also commissioned for all three branches of the military. During a daylong visit, Modi addressed the troops at Nimu on the banks of the Indus, about 11,000ft above the sea level, and referred to the June 15 clash and paid homage to its 20 Indian dead.

On Thursday, Modi also held a telephonic conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin after the "successful completion of the vote on constitutional amendments in Russia".

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