Galwan valley clash

Captain Soiba Maningba Rangnamei, of 16 Bihar Regiment of the Indian Army hails from Manipur’s Senapati district.

India and China are in a standoff in eastern Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), following aggressive border skirmishes by the Chinese army.

The President said India is proud of the members of armed forces, paramilitary forces and police personnel who protect the borders, and ensure internal security.

India and China have, so far, done five rounds of Corps Commander level talks but disengagement has not been done completely.

In order to make the red dragon kneel at its own game, India must acquire the economic strength to challenge China in any kind of duel. PM Modi’s economic vision of AtamNirbhar Bharat must be made a stepping stone in this direction.

"The braves who left us, they did not depart without reason, all of you gave a befitting reply. Your bravery, the blood you shed will inspire our youth and countrymen for generations," the Prime Minister said.

On Friday, he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should tell "the truth" as several accounts were saying that China has made incursions. He also referred to the violent face-off with Chinese troops on June 15-16 and asked, "who sent our brave soldiers without weapons and why?"

At least 20 Indian Army personnel, including a Colonel rank officer, had lost their lives in the violent face-off in the Galwan Valley area of Ladakh on June 15.