“I am fortunate to have gotten this opportunity to pay tributes to the war heroes. I seek blessings from their souls so that it strengthens my resolve to serve the nation better,” Modi said while paying tributes to the martyrs at the War Memorial of 15 Corps.
Modi said the portion of defence budget spend on the soldiers is very less as a major chunk is used for import of weapons and equipment. He hoped that in the future the country becomes self-reliant in defence production so that the resources can be utilised for the welfare of soldiers and their families.
The PM was briefly apprised of the situation in the valley. However, no security review meeting took place.