President Murmu gives a strong answer to the doubts regarding India's position on the boundary line and LAC
President Droupadi Murmu addressed a joint session of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on Tuesday ahead of the Union Budget 2023-24. annual budget In his first speech to the joint parliament after taking office last July, President Murmu referred to the government's "decisive" steps and firmly rejected any doubts about the government's position on the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan and China. actual control (LAC).
"India today has a stable, fearless and determined government. My government has always put the interests of the country first, has shown the will to completely change policy and strategy," President Murmu said in his speech. Meanwhile, President Murmu's remarks come amid heightened tensions along India's borders, especially the LAC and China borders.
On December 9, 2022, Indian and Chinese forces engaged in a clash in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh. Earlier, Ladakh's Galwan Valley became a dangerous flashpoint between the two states after troops of the Indian Army's Bihar Regiment clashed with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in a clash that left 20 comrades dead. The two countries have been at loggerheads on the border ever since India gained a strategic advantage for surveillance operations in the region.
President Murmu called India's position on the border "an appropriate response to every disaster from the LOC to the LAC" and added that the government led by Prime Minister Modi "has been recognized as a decisive government".
Surgical strikes and a tough fight against terrorism
President Droupadi Murmu continued to thank the citizens for electing a stable government and reiterated the government's efforts against terrorism. He expressed the government's "decisive" stand on the issue of terrorism and termed the abrogation of Article 370 in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir as another strong step by the Narendra Modi-led government. According to the press release of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, JandK terrorist attacks decreased from 4,766 in 2006-2013 to only 721 in 2019-2022. It particularly decreased after the repeal of Article 370.
Furthermore, the second term of the Indian government significantly changed its military stance and policy, as evidenced by the surgical strike by the Indian armed forces in 2016 in response to brutal attacks by Pakistan-backed terrorists against Indian military camp in Uri, Kashmir. . . Additionally, after the Pulwama attack in 2019, India conducted previous airstrikes against Jaish-e-Mohammed terror sites in Pakistan's Balakot district.
President Murmu, on the other hand, in his speech in the joint session of Parliament, praised the country's initial defense production capacity and stated that India's defense exports have increased due to the government's initiatives.