The actor’s tweet allegedly had made a reference to the Indian Army’s 2020 clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley of Ladakh. Twenty Indian soldiers lost their lives and some 40 Chinese soldiers were killed or wounded, according to reports from the border conflict.
Actor Akshay Kumar condemned actor Chadha’s now-deleted tweet on the violent face-off.
‘Hurts to see this. Nothing ever should make us ungrateful towards our armed forces. Woh hain toh aaj hum hain,’ Mr. Kumar tweeted.
Chadha had earlier tweeted after Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi’s statement that the army is ‘always ready’ for any order from the government on taking back parts of Kashmir illegally occupied by Pakistan and ‘would give them a befitting reply.’
Sharing the commander’s statement, Ms Chadha had written ‘Galwan says hi.’
In her apology post, Chadha said her grandfather, a ‘Lieutenant Colonel,’ took a bullet in the leg in the Indo-China war. ‘My Mamaji was a paratrooper. It’s in my blood. A whole family is affected when a son is martyred or even injured while saving the nation which is made up of people like us and I personally know how it feels. It is an emotive issue for me,’ she said.
‘Even though it can never be my intention in the least, if the 3 words which are being dragged into a controversy have offended or hurt anyone, I apologise and also say that it would sadden me if even unintentionally my words have triggered this feeling in my brothers in the fauj (army) of which my own Nanaji has been an illustrious part,’ Chadha added in her clarification.
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