'I salute the sacrifice of our jawans'
"Never before in my life have I stood before so many soldiers. I salute the sacrifice of the jawans. To die for the country, to desire martyrdom is no less pious that rishis of India,” he said. “India has been starved for good news for a decade. We have been getting news of defeat and disappointment. Today, I congratulate the scientists who have successfully test-fired the Agni-V ballistic missile.”
At the rally Modi said that as a child he dreamed of serving the armed forces and he went on to narrate a small anecdote from his childhood days. “I was in Std VI. I belonged to a poor family and had not even seen Rs 2. So when I saw an advertisement in the newspaper for recruitment of the Jamagar Sainik School, I saved Rs 2 and got the prospectus,” he recalled. “I asked my father for money to travel to the sainik school, but my father said we did not have the means; my dreams remained unfulfilled.”
'The call of change is coming from this rally ground'
"I attended a rally in Rewari with Atalji, but today's scenario is different. It cannot be captured on any camera," he said. "The call of change is coming from this rally ground in Haryana."
'Problem is not at our borders, the problem
is in New Delhi'
At the rally Narendra Modi slammed the defence ministry and the government for the lack of respect to the armed forces. "When Gujarat was struck by the earthquake at Bhuj, the soldiers of the Indian Army arrived as saviours (devdoot). In Uttarakhand, our soldiers worked relentlessly to save people and some of them were killed in serving the pilgrims. I salute them and am proud of their sacrifices."
"When the country was commemorating such sacrifices, Pakistani soldiers were killing our soldiers along the border And unfortunately, our Defence Minister ( A K Antony) said in Parliament there were some people in Pakistani army uniforms. How painful that must be for the thousands of Indians? But the government in Delhi doesn't seem to care,” he added.
"It is painful to see ministers giving statements that people join armed forces to die," he said.
'Terrorism, Maoism no difficulty if
India has capable leadership'
"Pakistan doesn't let up in its antics, China is going eyeball to eyeball threatening to stop the flow of Brahmaputra. Are our neighbours troubling us because our army is weak? No. The problem is not at our borders, it is in Delhi."
"Till we have a capable government in Delhi which is nationalistic and committed to protecting every citizen, we can't guarantee security.”
'Pakistan should fight it's own evil not India'
(Source- India of my Dreams blog)