Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly radio address Mann ki Baat said the country has given a “befitting response” to China for eying the Indian territory of Ladakh. The PM was referring to the clash between the troops of India and China in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley on June 15. The brutal clashes, without weapons, left 20 Indian soldiers killed.

“Those who eyed Indian territory in Ladakh have received a befitting response. If India knows how to maintain friendship, it can also confront someone and give an adequate response. Our brave soldiers made it clear that they will not allow anyone to taint the honour of Mother India,” Modi said.

“India bows to our brave martyrs. They’ve always kept India safe, valour will always be remembered,” he added.

While talking about coronavirus, PM Modi stressed on the importance of wearing masks and following social distancing norms as India proceeds to an Unlocking period.

“We have to be more cautious during the Unlock phase than we were in lockdown. Your alertness will protect you from the corona. Always remember that if you do not wear a mask, do not follow the two-yard rule, or do not take other necessary precautions, you are putting yourself as well as others at risk particularly the children and elders of the house,” he said.