Defence Minister Rajnath Singh& |  Photo Credit: Twitter
- Rajnath Singh inaugurated 63 infrastructure projects constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in Ladakh
- He and the army personnel chorused ‘Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh’ at Leh during his visit today
Leh: In a clear message to China, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the country will never forget the sacrifice of the Galwan martyrs and it will not tolerate it if anyone tried to threaten it.
While addressing an event on the Day 2 of his Ladakh visit, Rajnath Singh said India believes in finding solution to issues through dialogue but at the same time, it will not tolerate threats from foreign powers.
“India will never forget the sacrifice of soldiers who laid down their lives in Galwan Valley for the country,” Singh said adding the Indian Army has the capability to give a befitting reply to every challenge.
Defence Minister inaugurates 63 BRO projects
Earlier today, Rajnath Singh inaugurated 63 infrastructure projects constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in Ladakh.
After inaugurating the projects, he said, “Connectivity has great importance in the development of a country. BRO has played a significant role in connecting many areas of the country.”
‘Terrorism was main reason for making Ladakh a UT’
The Defence Minister said that terrorism and lack of social-economic development were some of the main reasons behind making Ladakh a Union Territory.
“The incidents of terrorism have reduced after the region was made UT. Many steps being taken by the Centre to bring investment and improve infrastructure here,” he added.
Talking about the Centre’s plans for Ladakh, Singh went on to say that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants that the political process should start in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
The PM has already spoken to the political parties of Jammu and Kashmir. He will soon talk to people of Ladakh too, he announced.
Defence Minister at Karu Military Station
While addressing the soldiers at Karu Military Station in Ladakh, Rajnath Singh said, “Ladakh has many tales of valour. The country will never forget those who gave their lives for it. I want to assure you that the Government of India will fulfill all needs of the armed forces.”
He and the army personnel chorused ‘Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh’ at Leh during his visit today.
Highlighting the positives from the creation of Ladakh as a UT, the Defence Minister said, “Two years back, the Govt took a historical decision – J&K and Ladakh became UTs. When I talk to the people of Ladakh and our MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, then I see a difference. He says that the people of Ladakh are happy.”