Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi meet soldiers as India celebrates 70th Army Day [Photos]
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the Army personnel on the 70th Army Day.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the Army personnel on the 70th Army Day. PTI
The day is celebrated to mark Field Marshal KM Cariappa taking charge as the first Indian Army chief in 1949, succeeding General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of Indian Army. Twitter@adgpi
President Kovind met with the people of Thurutsuswumi village, Nagaland, who are on a National Integration Tour organised by the Indian Army, at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Army Day. Twitter@rashtrapatibhvn
Early on Monday, the president tweeted 'Citizens sleep securely knowing you are ever awake and ever vigilant' and acknowledged the Indian Army and their families as nation's pride . Twitter@rashtrapatibhvn
The prime minister also took to twitter and hailed the soldiers for putting the nation first and said the country had unwavering trust and pride in the Army. Twitter@adgpi
'Our Army always puts the nation first. I salute all those great individuals who sacrificed their lives while serving the nation. India will never forget our valiant heroes,' Modi tweeted. Twitter@adgpi