Army will remain central in securing national interests as India grows in stature, says Rajnath Singh 

Speaking on the occasion of Army Day, the minister noted that the Indian Army inspires confidence among the citizenry as it resolutely maintains an unflinching vigil across the frontiers of the nation.

Press Trust of India January 15, 2022 15:13:36 IST
Army will remain central in securing national interests as India grows in stature, says Rajnath Singh 

File image of Rajnath Singh. PTI

New Delhi: On the occasion of Army Day on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the Indian Army, saying it is known for bravery and professionalism, and words cannot do justice to its invaluable contribution towards national safety.

Army Day is observed on 15 January to mark Field Marshall K M Cariappa taking over as the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, replacing his British predecessor in 1949.

"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."

The Indian Army will remain central to securing the national interests as India grows in stature and strength, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday.

Speaking on the occasion of Army Day, the minister noted that the Indian Army inspires confidence among the citizenry as it resolutely maintains an unflinching vigil across the frontiers of the nation.

"The Indian Army is preparing for an enhanced operational role in addressing the newly emerging multi domain security challenges," he said in a message that was put out by the Army's Twitter handle.

Singh said the Army's response during natural calamities has been remarkable and deeply appreciated by one and all.

"As India grows in stature and strength, the Indian Army shall remain central in securing our national interests and pursuing our national aspirations," he mentioned.

The government stands firmly committed to the capability development of the Indian Army and of the welfare of its rank and file, their families, veterans and Veer Naris (war widows).

"On this day, we pay homage to our valiant soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of the nation," he stated.

Singh said the nation also stands united behind expressing solidarity to their families, who have endured the loss of their loved ones with courage and fortitude.

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