Jawans’ Sacrifice Won’t Go In Vain, Say PM Modi; Traders’ Body Calls For Boycotting 450 Chinese Goods

New Delhi: Condemning China’s military aggression along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh, Prime Minister on Wednesday said that India wants peace but is ready to give a befitting reply if need be. The country will defend every inch of its territory, he said adding the sacrifice of the martyrs will not go in vain.

Meanwhile, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has called for a boycott of Chinese goods. It has listed 450 goods imported from China.

The anti-China sentiment, which had been brewing amid the COVID crisis, shot up after the faceoff in Galwan Valley in Ladakh that led to the death of 20 Indian Army personnel.

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CAIT has set a target to reduce import of Chinese finished goods by about Rs 1 lakh crore by December 2021.

Currently, India imports about Rs 5.25 lakh crore worth of goods every year from China.

“In the first phase, CAIT has selected more than 500 broad categories of items which include more than 3,000 items which are made indigenously in India also, but succumbing to the temptation of cheap items, these were being imported from China until now,” CAIT said in a statement.

“Manufacturing of these items does not require any sophisticated technology and even if they do, India is well equipped and therefore the goods manufactured in India can be used very easily in place of the Chinese goods which will reduce India’s dependence on China for these goods,” it added.

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