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‘Those defeated using pseudo means to fuel terrorism’: PM Modi on Kargil War

Underlining the importance his government gives to defence, PM Modi listed several decisions taken in favour of the defence forces.

india Updated: Jul 27, 2019 21:10 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing during the commemorative function of 20th Kargil Vijay Diwas at Indira Gandhi Indoor (IGI) stadium in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing during the commemorative function of 20th Kargil Vijay Diwas at Indira Gandhi Indoor (IGI) stadium in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
         

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a day after the 20th anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas, on Sunday paid rich tributes to soldiers who fought and defended India in the 1999 war with Pakistan.

“Kargil victory was the victory of bravery of our sons and daughters. It was victory of India’s strength and patience. It was victory of India’s sanctity and discipline. It was victory of every Indian’s expectations,” said the PM.

Speaking at a commemorative function in New Delhi, the Prime Minister remembered his visit to the mountains in Kargil when the war with Pakistan was at its peak.

“Kargil victory was the victory of bravery of our sons and daughters. It was victory of India’s strength and patience. It was victory of India’s sanctity and discipline. It was victory of every Indian’s expectations,” said the PM.

“I had gone to Kargil 20 years ago when war was at its peak, the enemy was playing its games sitting on high peaks. Death was staring in the face yet our jawans carrying the tricolour wanted to reach the valley before anyone,” said the PM.

Reflecting on the changing nature of war, the PM, without taking Pakistan’s name, said those who were defeated in the war were using other means to fuel terrorism.

“Nature of war has changed, today humanity and the world is a victim of pseudo war, terrorism is challenging the whole of mankind. Those defeated in war are using pseudo war to fulfil their political objectives and encouraging terrorism,” said the PM.

Underlining the importance his government gives to defence, PM Modi listed several decisions taken in favour of the defence forces.

“Our government took decision to implement OROP, which was pending since decades. Right after our government was formed this time, we took decision to raise scholarship of martyrs’ children,” said PM Modi.

First Published: Jul 27, 2019 20:22 IST

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