In an independence day speech, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to build a 1.4 million-strong defence force to safeguard his country’s sovereignty. Photo: EPA-EFEIn an independence day speech, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to build a 1.4 million-strong defence force to safeguard his country’s sovereignty. Photo: EPA-EFE
In an independence day speech, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to build a 1.4 million-strong defence force to safeguard his country’s sovereignty. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Wiser for Modi to put every effort into easing tensions with China

  • Boosting funding for competing infrastructure along the contested border with China and increasing troop numbers to protect such installations runs the risk of derailing India’s socio-economic progress

In an independence day speech, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to build a 1.4 million-strong defence force to safeguard his country’s sovereignty. Photo: EPA-EFEIn an independence day speech, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to build a 1.4 million-strong defence force to safeguard his country’s sovereignty. Photo: EPA-EFE
In an independence day speech, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to build a 1.4 million-strong defence force to safeguard his country’s sovereignty. Photo: EPA-EFE
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