Kashmir Indepth

Armed forces won’t let political turmoil in any other country affect India: Birla on Afghan crisis

Leh, Aug 26 ( KINS ) : The armed forces would not let political turmoil in any other country affect India, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Thursday in a reference to the crisis in Afghanistan

Prepare for the greatest experience after eating a nutritious breakfast. You will travel over some of the highest passes in the world on your adventure, and you will be greeted by ever-changing vistas of the desolate landscape. Stop at the café on Khardung-La Pass, the highest all-season motorable road in the world, and take in the scenery; you'll feel as though you're on top of the world. Upon leaving Khardung-la, the terrain changes to a white sand desert as you approach the Nubra Valley, which is home to the Nubra Sand Dunes. Visit the Diskit Monastery, the oldest and biggest monastery in Ladakh, which also contains a sizable Buddha statue, if time permits.

In an apparent reference to China, Birla, who is on a three-day visit to Ladakh, said the “expansionist approach” of a few countries results in border disputes and asserted that India always propagates peace and works for strengthening democratic setup in other nations.

The Lok Sabha speaker is on a week-long trip to Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as part of the ”parliamentary outreach programme for empowerment of panchayati raj institutions”.

Birla said he is visiting the two Union Territories to strengthen the panchayati raj system and democratic institutions.

Asked about recent political crisis in Afghanistan, Birla said India favours democratic system flourishing in all countries.

“India has always propagated peace and worked for strengthening democracies across the world… We have full faith in our armed forces that they wouldn”t let political turmoil in any other country (Afghanistan) affect India,” Birla said.

On the recent tensions on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Birla said, Ladakh region is the land of Buddha who preached peace and harmony and that is what India also propagates.

“Here from Leh, the land of Buddha, we only want to send the message of peace and harmony. India has always opposed cross-border terrorism and expansionism. But it is the expansionist approach of few countries which led to disputes at borders,” Birla said.

He further said India is capable of safeguarding its borders and people.

Birla said in the current times, he hopes that all countries will come together and make an action plan to end terrorism by strengthening the democratic system.

Talking about Ladakh, Birla said the region should be developed according to the expectations of the people and its geographical location.

The region has the potential to emerge as one of the most sought-after international tourist destination, Birla said, adding Ladakh’s infrastructure is being developed at a very fast pace.

Birla is scheduled to visit far-flung areas of Ladakh including Pangaong Lake and Nubra Valley. He will also visit Pahalgaon and Srinagar and interact with panchayat leaders from all these places. (

Related posts

18 new positive cases reported today, 335 cases recovered till date in JK

Kashmir Indepth

Army cites security decision to bar PaK youth from meeting grandmother in Poonch

Kashmir Indepth

Excise Department Dispels Apprehensions About New Excise Policy

Kashmir Indepth

Jammu Tourism organises Heritage Walk for KAS Probationers at ancient Babore temples, Manwal

Kashmir Indepth

Only Army convoy today on Jammu National Highway

Kashmir Indepth

Govt Forms Task Force Headed By CS For Elimination Of Single Use Plastic In J&K

Ankit Sharma

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy