File image of Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad | Photo: Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg
File image of Union Law, and Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad | Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg
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Kolkata: Calling the ban on Chinese apps a “digital strike”, Union Minister Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said India is wants peace, but if someone casts an evil eye, the country is capable of giving a befitting reply.

Hailing the “strong” leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he asserted, if our country has lost 20 soldiers, the toll is double on the Chinese side.

“Now you can hear about only two ‘Cs’ – Coronaviris and China. We believe in peace and solve problems through discussion, but if somebody casts an evil eye on India, we will give a befitting reply…if our 20 jawans have sacrificed their lives, then the toll is double on the Chinese side.

“You all must have noticed that they have not come out with any figure,” Prasad, also the Union electronics and information technology minister, said addressing a virtual rally for the people of Bengal.

Recalling how India had responded after terror attacks in the recent past, Prasad, said, You all must remember how we had retaliated after Uri and Pulwama (terror strikes). When our PM is saying that the sacrifice of our jawans won’t go in vain, it has a meaning. Our government has the will to deliver.”


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  1. Gas bag. The Chinese have cast an evil eye – and hand, foot and all else – but he hasn’t noticed. Not just that, they’ve been building CPEC across our territory for years and all we do is impotently “claim” it is ours whilst hobnobbing with the Chinese leadership as though they were our long lost pals. All this frothing at the mouth is to impress the domestic constituency, but does little to impress the other side. Instead of this bluster we will do well to get serious about our defense preparedness.

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