外文标题：Modi in Arunachal: China should shed expansionist mindset
PASIGHAT, ARUNACHAL PRADESH: Wading into a foreign policy issue for the first time, Narendra Modi on Saturday asked China to shed its "expansionist mindset", making it clear that no power on earth can snatch Arunachal Pradesh from India.
"China should shed its expansionist policy and forge bilateral ties with India for peace, progress and prosperity of both the nations," the BJP's prime ministerial candidate said addressing a meeting here in his current election campaign.
"Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India and will always remain so. No power can snatch it from us. People of Arunachal Pradesh didn't come under pressure or fear of China," he said.
"I swear in the name of this soil that I will never allow the state to disappear...breakdown and to bow down," Modi said to a thunderous applause from people gathered near the mighty Siang River.
He said China should shed its expansionist mindset because the world of today does not accept it. The entire world is moving towards development, he said.
"China needs to change its stand. China should shed its expansionist mindset and adopt the plank of development. Focus is on the development all over the world," the Gujarat Chief Minister said.
Lauding the patriotic nature of the people, Modi said that because of the people, who were guarding the state as well as the country as sentinels, Arunachal remained an integral part of the country.
"The people here are real patriots as they salute their counterparts with 'Jai Hind' and are zealously protecting the state's territory..... They gave a befitting reply to the advancing Chinese army during 1962 and the British and several army personnel from the state also fought with Pakistan during the Kargil war," he said.
While directly referring to the January 29 murder of Arunachal Pradesh youth Nido Tania in Delhi, Modi cautioned the UPA government against underestimating the people of the state and added that it was the duty of the entire nation to protect the people and the state's territorial integrity.
dinesh sain (delhi)
We must support Modi
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Roaring Lion ....
one thing we can assure if modi is the PM ,will reply for every border dispute.
Deepak Kumar Jha (Unknown)
Right thoughts by the Modi Ji Arunachal is integral part of india and china should shed its expansionist mindset and forget the arunachal and except the same as part of india.
really very bold speech...appreciate that
vivek ahuja (Pune)
Neither Chinese ppl nor Chinse Generals will ever take any part of earth with them wen they die..........Why is China destroying this beautiful earth ?
Raevi Bangalore (Unknown)
He is the most nationalistic Prime Minister, who believes in India first. Jai Modi. Hope to see you as the Prime minister at the earliest.
Only a lion can say like this
Elected leaders should be focused on Developing a nation and making it a strong nation both economically and Militarily .Unfortunately our leaders are focused on accumulating wealth for personal gains - so every neighbor will kick us .This is what has happened
Sushil Kumar (Chandigarh)
Great statement by Modi on China. Hope he will continue this stand of his if he become PM. And if he become PM, then we will see what MOdi is worth of.
Naveen Krishna (Bangalore)
At last some one dared to talk against China. Keep it up NAMO..
Nice that some high profile political figure has gone to Arunachal Pradesh
Absolutely, Arunachal Pradesh, the land of rising sun will remain with India
Ravi Choudhary (Location)
Love you Modi
we have got true leader.. i never heard any congress leader giving such a statement so far
Rithesh ( Bangalore)
I completely agree. ...China should change their mind set and should concentrate on development. ..
potterbond raul (United Kingdom)
surprised he knows some foreign policy issues.. good job..
Someone had to bell the cat. Mr. Modi has done it at the right venue, seizing the right opportunity.
should be careful with china while speaking,,, they r now world power next to america
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He has to work when time come not only speak. Let see when time come that time what he will do?
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Name (Location) replies to sale.markeeting
he will also feel desparate and helpless.
I suggest he should form a Gujarati Army Regiment and send them to Arunachal Pradesh to Defend our Country.
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Ritesh (Lko )
First time any one from India has dared to speak against China .........
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ashwani kumar (suwon, Korea)
This is the birth of a great Indian leader. What a challenge to China. Next is you become PM of the country and develop it so that we can shot these Chinese that we second to none.
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