- Title: India's Modi meets soldiers wounded in fights with Chinese troops
- Date: 3rd July 2020
- Summary: LADAKH, INDIA (JULY 3, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) (MUTE) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, NARENDRA MODI, SPEAKING TO MILITARY OFFICER NEXT TO WOUNDED SOLDIERS (MUTE) MODI LOOKING AT WOUNDED SOLDIER (MUTE) MODI GREETING SOLDIERS IN HOSPITAL BEDS (MUTE) VARIOUS OF MODI SPEAKING WITH SOLDIERS (MUTE) (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, NARENDRA MODI, SAYING: "Our country has never bowed down and will never bow down to any world power." SOLDIERS LISTENING (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, NARENDRA MODI, SAYING: "The braves who left us, they didn't depart without reason, all of you gave a befitting reply. You are injured and in hospital so you do not know that 1.3 billion countrymen are proud of you." SOLDIERS MODI AND SOLDIERS CHANTING (Hindi): "VICTORY TO MOTHER INDIA"
- Embargoed: 17th July 2020 14:10
- Keywords: China India Modi clashes hospital troops
- Location: LADAKH, INDIA
- City: LADAKH, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,International/National Security
- Reuters ID: LVA001CL9B4G7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (July 3) visited soldiers wounded in clashes with Chinese troops at the two nations' disputed Himalayan border.
Modi told the wounded men that 1.3 billion of their fellow Indians were proud of them as he toured the hospital in Ladakh where soldiers wounded in clashes with Chinese forces over a border dispute last month have been recovering.
India and China have traded blame for triggering the high-altitude brawl which took place on June 15 in the Galwan Valley, in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed and at least 76 were injured.
China has not disclosed how many casualties its troops suffered.
The nuclear-armed neighbours have amassed troops along the border, most of which remains disputed, and military and diplomatic talks are going on to de-escalate the confrontation.
(Production: Ben Dadswell, Hanna Rantala)
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