While saying that the sacrifice of Indian soldiers killed in the violent face-off with Chinese troops in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley “cannot be allowed to be in vain,” former prime minister Manmohan Singh added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi must always be mindful of the implications of his words and declarations on our nation’s security as also strategic and territorial interests.
“The Prime Minister cannot allow them to use his words as a vindication of their position and must ensure that all organs of the government work together to tackle this crisis and prevent it from escalating further,” Singh said.
“Our government’s decisions and actions will have serious bearings on how the future generations perceive us. Those who lead us bear the weight of a solemn duty. And in our democracy that responsibility rests with the office of the Prime Minister,” Singh said.
Singh has said that India cannot be “cowed down by threats and intimidation nor permit a compromise with our territorial integrity”, Singh added.