PM Modi salutes soldiers on Army Day- Indian Army is known for heroism and discipline
Words cannot do justice to the invaluable contribution of the Indian Army towards national safety
In India, January 15 is Army Day, and on this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the Indian Army, saying it is known for its bravery and professionalism, and that words cannot express how important it is to national security. PM Modi went on to say that India is proud of the Army's outstanding performance in international peacekeeping missions.
"Indian Army personnel serve in hostile terrains and are at the forefront of helping fellow citizens during humanitarian crisis, including natural disasters. India is proud of the stellar contribution of the Army in peacekeeping missions overseas as well," the Prime Minister said.
He added, "Best wishes on the occasion of Army Day, especially to our courageous soldiers, respected veterans and their families. The Indian Army is known for its bravery and professionalism. Words cannot do justice to the invaluable contribution of the Indian Army towards national safety."
President Ram Nath Kovind also extended his greetings. "Greetings to Army personnel and veterans on Army Day. Indian Army has been pivotal in ensuring national security. Our soldiers have displayed professionalism, sacrifice and valour in defending borders and maintaining peace. The nation is grateful for your service. Jai Hind!," read the tweet from his official handle.
Army Day commemorates Field Marshall K M Cariappa's appointment as the Indian Army's first Commander-in-Chief. The role was taken over from General Sir Francis Butcher, the final British Commander-in-Chief of India, on January 15, 1949.
Meanwhile, General Manoj Mukund Naravane (Army), Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari (Air Force), and Admiral R Hari Kumar (Navy) lay wreaths and paid reverence at the National War Memorial in Delhi to commemorate Army Day.
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