Leh, Jammu and Kashmir: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condemned the “continuing proxy war by Pakistan” and said the government is committed to make India self-reliant in defense manufacturing.
On his first visit to Kashmir since becoming prime minister, Modi said the “neighboring country has lost the strength to fight a conventional war but continues to engage in the proxy war of terrorism.”
Modi was on a day-long visit to the Ladakh region where he also addressed soldiers.
Expressing concern over casualties suffered by the armed forces from terrorism, rather than war, Modi said: “This is a global problem and all humanitarian forces of the world should unite to fight it. India is committed to strengthening and uniting these humanitarian forces.”
He also said that the country is committed to strong armed forces and to equipping them with modern arms and technology.