NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a strong message on the China dispute at the border.

"We hope parliament and all members will unitedly send the message that the nation stands with our soldiers," PM Modi said in his traditional message before the parliament session.

"Our soldiers are standing firm at the borders with a lot of courage, passion and strong resolve to protect their motherland. They are standing on difficult heights and in a few days, will weather snow. In the same manner, I am confident parliament will send a message, in one voice, that it stands firmly behind soldiers guarding our borders," said the Prime Minister.