NEW DELHI, July 26 - Hailing the valour of the armed forces during the Kargil War, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked people to speak and act keeping in mind the morale of soldiers and asserted that wars are fought not just on borders but on many fronts within the country too.
In his monthly �Mann ki Baat� radio address, which coincided with the 21st anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, the Prime Minister also hit out at Pakistan for the conflict and said Islamabad responded to New Delhi�s hand of friendship by stabbing it in the back.
The Kargil War was declared over on July 26, 1999 after Indian soldiers pushed back Pakistani troops, a bulk of them drawn from the neighbouring country�s Northern Light Infantry, from the captured peaks in Kargil.
People must remember that their conduct and remarks should boost the morale and respect of soldiers, Modi said, urging everyone to do everything to further national unity.
Modi also spoke of the dangers of social media. At times, without paying heed to the essence, people encourage certain things on social media �that are detrimental to the country,� he said.
The Prime Minister�s comments come as Indian and Chinese armies are locked in a standoff in Ladakh. In an indirect warning to China, without naming it, Modi said it is in some people�s nature to keep becoming enemies.
Referring to Independence Day celebrations this year, the Prime Minister said they come in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and would be very different. �Take a resolve for a self reliant India, a resolve to learn and teach something new and a resolve to earnestly carry out our duties,� Modi said. He also expressed solidarity with all those affected by floods and heavy rains across India.� PTI