Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the state at 4 PM on Tuesday, his office has tweeted. His address will come amid an ongoing stand-off between India and China at Ladakh’s Galwan valley and a surge in coronavirus cases that has shown little sign of slowing down.
PM Modi on Sunday, on his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio show, said that India had given a befitting response to China on Ladakh, praising the military which fought Chinese troops at the Galwan Valley earlier this month. He also spoke of the decision for boycott of Chinese goods by the traders and therefore the civil society.
“We will buy local and be vocal for local and this may help India become stronger,” he had said.
“If India knows the way to maintain friendship, it also can confront someone and provides an adequate response. Our brave soldiers made it clear that they’re going to not allow anyone to taint the honour of Mother India,” he had added, pertaining to the clash with Chinese troops during which 20 Indian soldiers were killed within the line of duty.
The Centre on Monday announced its decision to dam 59 Chinese-owned mobile application including TikTok, WeChat and UC Browser.