Washington: In a stern message to China, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has said that India will not spare anyone if it is harmed, as he said India has emerged as a powerful country under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has the potential to be among the top three countries. is headed towards. economies of the world. Singh also sent a subtle message to the US while addressing the Indian-American community in San Francisco that New Delhi does not believe in zero-sum game diplomacy and cannot be at the cost of its relationship with one country. Other. The Defense Minister was here in Washington DC to attend the India US 2+2 Ministerial Meeting. Thereafter, he traveled to Hawaii for meetings at Indopacom headquarters and then to San Francisco.

At a reception hosted in his honor by the Indian Consulate in San Francisco, the Defense Minister told a select gathering about the valor shown by Indian soldiers along the border with China. I cannot say openly what they (Indian soldiers) did and what decisions we (government) took. But I can say with certainty that a message has been sent (to China) that if India suffers, India will not spare anyone. (India will not leave India if someone pierces it, he said. Ladakh border standoff broke out between Indian and Chinese armies on May 5, 2020 after violent clashes in Pangong Lake areas. The face-off escalated after Galwan Valley. 15 Clash on June, 2020. 20 Indian soldiers and an unspecified number of Chinese soldiers were killed in the conflict.

India and China have so far held 15 rounds of military talks to resolve the eastern Ladakh standoff. As a result of the talks, the two sides completed the process of separation in the northern and southern banks of Pangong Lake and the Gogra region last year. Without making any direct reference to US pressure with regard to Russia due to Ukraine war, Singh said India does not believe in a zero-sum game diplomacy. He said that if India has good relations with one country, it does not mean that its relations with any other country will deteriorate. India has never adopted this kind of diplomacy. India will never adopt it (this kind of diplomacy). We do not believe in zero-sum game in international relations.

He said, India believes in building a bilateral relationship which is based on win-win for both the countries. His remarks came amid some unease in Washington over India’s position on the Ukraine crisis and its decision to purchase concessional Russian oil. The image of India has changed. India’s pride has increased. Singh said that no power in the world can stop India from becoming the top three economy of the world in the next few years. In his address to the Indian community, Singh said that in the past, if any country in the world wanted to develop and prosper, they always thought of establishing a vibrant trade with India.

He said that by the time we celebrate our 100th Independence Day in 2047, we should aim to establish a similar ecosystem in India. The Defense Minister said that during his last visit to the US in 2013, at a reception in New Jersey, he told a group of Indian-Americans that “India’s success story is not over, it is the BJP coming to power”. is waiting People were disappointed with the performance of the then Congress government at that time.” He said in eight years the Modi government “changed” the country and India’s image has changed for the better.

(Globally) People have now realized that India is no longer a weak country. It is the most powerful country in the world. Today India has the potential to lead the world. He said that this capability of India is something that the world has now understood. He said that in such a short span of time nothing can be a bigger achievement for a country like India. ‚ÄúThere have been many Prime Ministers in India who became the leaders of the country after occupying this position. But like Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi were the leaders of the country even before they became known. Prime Minister,” he said.

He said that today we have a new and confident India, he said that India is now moving towards becoming a self-reliant country and the Modi government is taking many important steps in this regard including the defense sector. India has taken several important steps towards indigenization of its defense sector, he said, adding that he briefly described some of such decisions being taken by the government.

Noting that India has great faith and belief in the IT sector of the country, the Defense Minister said that Indian talent is playing a major role in the IT sector of the world and the Modi government has taken steps towards digitization on a large scale. He said that India today is marching ahead to become an economic power and the government is not only working towards the welfare and prosperity of its people, but is also helping people in other parts of the world. India is now one of the fastest growing countries in the world. growing economies. Our economy has taken a hit due to the pandemic. But now we are recovering fast, he said.