BJP pays homage to soldiers martyred in Ladakh, postpones political programmes

New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday paid homage to martyred Indian soldiers in Ladakh and announced that it has postponed all its political programmes, including virtual rallies for next two days.
‘The supreme sacrifice of our brave soldiers while guarding our motherland in Galwan valley will always be remembered. The nation is indebted to them. I pay homage to the martyrs,’ BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda said in his tweet.
The BJP has decided to postpone all its political programmes including virtual rallies for next two days, he said.
On Monday night, 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a violent face-off with China’s PLA in the Galwan Valley.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the nation that the sacrifice of martyred soldiers will not go in vain. India wants peace but is capable of giving a befitting reply, if instigated, he said.
Conveying its strongest protest on the violent face-off in Galwan Valley, India has said that the Chinese side took pre-meditated and planned action in the valley with an intent to change the facts on ground in violation of all agreements not to change the status quo.