coronavirus update indiaas on : 22 September 2020 06:08 GMT+5:30
PM Modi To Address The Nation Shortly
The Prime Minister's address, comes in the middle of stand-off at Ladakh's Galwan valley, between India and China. The Nation has also seen an increase in COVID 19 cases.
PM Modi To Address The Nation Shortly (file image)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office took to twitter to announce that PM will be addressing the nation at 4 PM on Tuesday. The Prime Minister's address, comes in the middle of stand-off at Ladakh's Galwan valley, between India and China. The Nation has also seen an increase in COVID 19 cases.
While adressing his radio show 'Mann Ki Baat' PM Modi said that India gave a suited reply to China on Ladakh. Prime Minister went on to praise the army which fought Chinese troops at the Galwan Valley earlier this month.
Prime Minister @narendramodi will address the nation at 4 PM tomorrow.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 29, 2020
"We will buy local and be vocal for local and this will help India become stronger," he had said.
He added, "If India knows how to maintain friendship, it can also confront someone and give an adequate response. Our brave soldiers made it clear that they will not allow anyone to taint the honour of Mother India," referring to the clash with Chinese troops in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed in the line of duty.
Government of India, blocked 59 apps with Chinese links amid tension with the neighbouring country. The apps' list included the hugely popular TikTok, Shareit, and UC Browser.The clashes between the two nation, martyred 20 Indian soldiers in action and more than 70 were injured.
Centre in a statement said, apps were blocked "in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order".
Prime Minister had also been all praise of the nation's efforts to fight the coronavirus. He said, "England, France, Italy and Spain - these countries at one time had conquered the world and were the biggest powers of the world, but if you add up the populations of all these countries it comes to 24 crore, but in India, UP alone has 24 crore. How effective UP has been can be seen from the fact that the four European nations together had 1,30,000 deaths due to COVID-19. But in UP, the number of deaths is 600. It shows that UP has been tacking the issue proactively and effectively,"
Coronavirus has infected 5,48,318, people and killed 16,475 people. Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu has been India's worst affected states.