Need to defeat demon of terrorism: PM

Updated - April 21, 2016 03:33 am IST

Published - August 13, 2014 12:04 am IST - SRINAGAR:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said all humanitarian forces of the world would have to unite to defeat the demon of global terrorism. He was addressing a gathering of Army and Indian Air Force personnel at Leh’s Rimpoche auditorium.

He said India was committed to further strengthening and equipping its armed forces with modern arms and technology. Self-reliance in defence manufacturing, he said, would be achieved in the near future.

He also said a National War Memorial would be raised and it would inspire the country’s future generations.

Mr. Modi said the armed forces were closely associated with the local population in border areas like Ladakh, recalling how a shepherd Tashi Namgyal had given the first information of the Pakistani intrusion in Kargil in 1999.

This is Mr. Modi’s second visit to J&K. On July 4, Mr. Modi made his first visit as PM to flag off a train service from Katra, Jammu, followed by the inauguration of a power plant in Uri, Kashmir.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.