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Pakistan has lost strength to fight a war: Modi

modi_writes_on_visitors_booPrime Minister Narendera Modi on Tuesday criticised Pakistan for engaging proxy war of terrorism.

“The neighbouring country has lost the strength to fight a conventional war, but continues to engage in the proxy war of terrorism,” Modi said while addressing officers, soldiers and air warriors of the Indian Army and Air Force at Leh,Jammu and Kashmir.

The Prime Minister said the Indian Armed Forces are suffering more casualties from terrorism than from war. He also said that terrorism is a global problem and all humanitarian forces of the world should unite to fight it. India is committed to strengthening and uniting these humanitarian forces.

“India is committed to strong armed forces, well-equipped with modern arms and technology. The jawaans should be assured that the entire country supports them,” Modi said.

The prime minister said that the soldiers remain undeterred in spite of the many negatives and struggles that their families face in day-to-day life.

“This energy and sense of duty inspires me and therefore, I keep visiting jawaans on the border to seek inspiration,” Modi said.

The Prime Minister said that our armed forces deployed in border areas are well-connected with the people who live there. He highlighted the example of the Kargil infiltrations, about which the first information was given to our armed forces by a shepherd named Tashi Namgyal.

The Prime Minister mentioned provisions made in the recent Union Budget towards the modernization and welfare of the armed forces, including ‘One Rank One Pension’. He also promised that the National War Memorial would be built and would inspire future generations of India. He said that the government is committed to make India self-reliant in defence manufacturing.

Later, writing in the Visitor’s Book at Leh Auditorium, Narendra Modi said that peace and security is a pre-requisite for development. The Prime Minister also interacted with jawaans

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