Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that self-reliant India will be a real tribute to our martyrs. In his Mann Ki Baat programme, Mr Modi said every Indian should resolve to make the country stronger, more capable and self-reliant. The Prime Minister said, no mission can be successfully achieved without people’s participation. Mr Modi said, when people buy local, become vocal for local they play a role in strengthening the country.
The Prime Minister said, the entire country is paying tributes to the valour and bravery of our soldiers who were killed in Ladakh and is indebted to them. He said our brave soldiers proved that they will not let anyone cast an evil eye on the glory and honour of Mother India.
Mr Modi said that the world has noticed India’s commitment and might when it comes to safeguarding its sovereignty and territorial integrity. He said, those who cast an evil eye on Indian soil in Ladakh have got a befitting response. Mr Modi said, India honours the spirit of friendship and it is also capable of giving an appropriate response to any adversary.
Mr Modi underlined the importance of defence sector preparedness. He said, after independence, we should have made efforts in the defence sector, taking advantage of the prior experience, but we did not. The Prime Minister told that today, in the fields of defence and technology, India is taking strides towards self-reliance.