New Delhi, November 15
PM Narendra Modi on Saturday took a swipe at China, saying “expansionist forces display a distorted 18th century mindset”. Interacting with troops at Longewala post in Rajasthan, the PM warned those wanting to take advantage of India’s tolerance. The Indian soldiers would give a fierce reply if borders were threatened, he said without naming Beijing.
Modi said: “No force in the world can prevent our soldiers from protecting our borders. India has shown it has strength and political will to give a befitting reply to those challenging it.”
The PM also targeted Pakistan, saying Indian soldiers had hit “sponsors of terrorism” in their home, a reference to surgical strikes at terror camps in Pakistan. — TNS