Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the nation on 75th Independence Day talked about terrorism and said that India is fighting dual challenges of terrorism and expansionism.
“Today the world is looking at India from a new perspective and this vision has two important aspects: One terrorism and the other expansionism. India is fighting both these challenges and is also responding with great courage tactfully,” he said during the speech.
Modi’s remarks were made about threats posed by Pakistan and China. According to LiveMint, India has been facing the brunt of terrorism sponsored by Pakistan since the 1990s. The reference to expansionism was to the threat posed by China and tensions along the border in eastern Ladakh where India detected Chinese intrusions into its territory in May 2020.
“India is fighting both these challenges and giving a firm response,” he further added.
India showed its grit and determination during the surgical strikes against terrorist camps in Pakistan and Balakot in 2016 and 2019. “Surgical strikes showed our resolve and sent a message to our enemies.” He said.
During the Independence Day speech, Modi announced a slew of policies and missions. On Sunday, Modi announced the National Hydrogen Mission, a mission aimed at achieving 450 GW of renewable energy by 2030.