Modi Warns Pakistan about India’s Commitment to Peace
As neighbors India and Pakistan continue to engage in verbal passive aggression, most recently through comments made by their respective leaders and at the United Nations General Assembly, it was Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi who fired a salvo at his Pakistani counterpart today. During “Mann Ki Baat”, his monthly radio program, the Prime Minister said that India was committed to achieving peace in the region with its neighbors, but that it would not do so at the risk of compromising on its unity as a nation or its self respect.
On the radio show, the Prime Minister said that India was celebrating the second anniversary of surgical strikes that Indian soldiers carried out against key targets of terrorism against India, saying, “People of India celebrated ‘Parakram Parv’ (bravery) day to mark the second anniversary of surgical strikes conducted two years ago. Our soldiers had given a befitting reply to those involved in proxy war against India through acts of terrorism. We believe in peace and are committed towards it, but it will not happen at the cost of self respect and unity of the country. Parakram Parv reminds the youth of the country about the glorious acts of courage of our armed forces, which helps us safeguard the unity and integrity of the country. It is now clear that our soldiers will give befitting reply to all those who are trying to disturb peace and end the atmosphere of development in the country.”
The Prime Minister underlined the role that India has played in the United Nations, saying that India was one of those nations that has consistently sent the largest numbers of its forces to keep peace all over the world for many decades now.