PM Narendra Modi says India always considered war as last resort, believed in peace
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India has always considered war as the last resort and believed in peace. Addressing the armed forces personnel in Kargil on the occasion of Diwali, Prime Minister said, India has never viewed war as the first option, but peace cannot be achieved without strength. He said, Our armed forces have the strength and strategies to give a befitting reply to anyone who casts an evil eye on the nation. Prime Minister also recalled his visit to this frontier region in the aftermath of the Kargil conflict in 1999 when the Indian military had ‘crushed the hood of terror’.Mr Modi said, there has not been a single war with Pakistan when Kargil has not flown the victory flag. Mr Modi said, civilizations emerged and perished in world history, but India has risen from every possible challenge. He said, a nation becomes immortal when the brave soldiers of that country have immense faith in it. Prime Minister said over the last eight years, the government has worked on implementing reforms in the armed forces by deploying new technologies, developing infrastructure in border areas and opening up positions for women in the forces.Mr Modi said, the induction of women in the armed forces will boost our strength. The prime minister said a nation is safe when its borders are secure, economy strong and society full. Prime Minister Modi also said that ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ most important to the nation’s security and the country’s dependence should be minimal on foreign weapons and systems. Since coming to power in 2014, Modi has been visiting different military facilities to celebrate Diwali.
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