Several people, including dignitaries cutting across different countries, have acknowledged the bravery of Indian soldiers who attained martyrdom in Galwan Valley
Bengaluru: The deceitful killings of as many 20 Indian soldiers have upset not just Indians but also several other people.
French Ambassador, Emmanuel Lenain, also conveyed condolences to India, over the death of the soldiers.
"Our heartfelt condolences to the people of India and our thoughts to the mourning families of the Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in the line of duty over the past few days.”
"The US Mission in India sends our heartfelt condolences to the families of the soldiers who were lost at Galwan. Their bravery and courage will not be forgotten," US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster said.
Presently, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding an all-party meet to discuss ways of retaliation against China.
At the same time, sources in Indian military say that India must exercise limited military options, including vacating Chinese soldiers from the Indian borders.
Some in the defence sector also confess that China is a giant militarily compared to India, but they add it should not deter India from emphasising that India is not a mere pushover.
"Nobody is talking of a full-blown war or conflict but China needs to be unequivocally told that India is not a pushover, militarily or otherwise. It cannot keep on unilaterally changing the status quo in the border areas and nibbling away at our territory," a source as quoted by Economic Times said.
The source further added, "The PLA is now flexing its muscles in Sikkim and Arunachal also. The final decision on the limited military action has to be taken by the political leadership, keeping all geopolitical and other factors in mind."
India has surely improvised its weapons to deal with any kind of emergency. Moreover, unlike the 1962 war, which was a mere pushover, India will fight it hard this time, thereby sending China as stern message.
"It cannot be a walkover like 1962, which did not see the IAF being used. But any military action will require full political will and backing," another source adds.
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Last Updated Jun 19, 2020, 5:49 PM IST