Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the 74th Independence Day. Mr. Modi spoke about many topics, including that of COVID-19 vaccine and border issues.
PM Modi refers to the clash with China
Although he did not mention any names, PM Modi gave a strong message regarding the country’s stance to other nations. He said: “From LoC (Line of Control) to LAC (Line of Actual Control), whenever India has been challenged, our soldiers have given a fitting response in a language they understand.“
He added: “What our jawans can do, what the country can do, the world has seen in Ladakh. Today, I salute all those brave soldiers from the Red Fort.”
A jibe at China and Pakistan?
PM Modi said that the world stands with India at the moment. Justifying, the BJP leader said: “Today the world stands with India and to get 184 votes out of 192 nations in the UN for a (non-permanent) seat at the UN Security Council is proof.“
He also talked about the neighborly relations of India. Without taking any names, he said: “Today, neighbors are not only those with whom we share our geographical boundaries but also those with whom we share emotions and values. Today, India has close relations in the greater neighborhood. We are working together and have a lot of mutual respect for each other.”
Apart from the foreign relation topics, PM Modi also touched upon the themes of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat”, “Vocal for local” and “Make in India to Make for World”. He also said that a roadmap has been developed for the production and distribution of three COVID-19 vaccines which are in the testing phase now.