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Proud of our Army, Kashmir people want peace: Modi

Proud of our Army, Kashmir people want peace: Modi

New Delhi: Recalling last week's Uri attack that left 18 soldiers dead, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he is proud of the Army which does not speak but act.

Pointing at the present unrest in Kashmir, he said the people of Kashmir want normalcy and that farmers there were worried for their crops.

"Recently our 18 bravehearts laid down their lives in Uri. Such a cowardice attack was enough to stir the nation. I am sure that our soldiers would keep foiling such acts in the future," Modi said in his monthly radio address 'Mann ki Baat' address.

He added, "Army doesn't speak but shows valour through its act".

Saying that the people in Kashmir want peace and normalcy to return, Modi said they began recognising anti-state players there.

"Farmers who had grown fruits were also worried to get their crops to the market," he said.

Stating that administration has taken steps to maintain law and order, Modi also asked local authorities to stay cautious and restrain. "Our resources are their to give a peaceful life to the Kashmiri people," he said.

"Peace, unity and goodwill are the keys to our problems and path to progress," the Prime Minister added.

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