San Francisco: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in a stern message to China, said if harmed, India will not spare anyone asserting that India has emerged as a powerful country under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Defence minister spoke about at a reception, hosted in his honour by the Indian Consulate in San Francisco. He spoke about the bravery shown by the Indian soldiers on the border with China.
“I cannot say openly what they (Indian soldiers) did and what decisions we (the government) took. But I can definitely say that a message has gone (to China) that India will not spare anyone, if India is harmed. (Bharat ko agar koi chherega to Bharat chhorega nahi),” he said.
The Ladakh border standoff between the Indian and Chinese armies began in May 2020, following a violent clash in the Pangong lake area. The stand-off escalated after both troops clashed in the Galwan Valley on June 15, 2020, resulting in 20 Indian soldiers and an undisclosed number of Chinese troops being killed.