New Delhi: Defense Minister Rajnath Singh today said that the Indian Army will remain at the center to safeguard national interests as India’s stature and strength is rising.
Speaking on the occasion of Army Day, the Minister said that the Indian Army inspires confidence among the citizens as it keeps a constant vigil on the borders of the country.
In a message sent from the army’s Twitter handle, he said, “The Indian Army is preparing for an increased operational role to meet the newly emerging multi-sectoral security challenges.”
Shri Singh said that the response of the Army during natural calamities has been remarkable and appreciated by all.
Greetings and best wishes to all Indian Army personnel and their families on the special occasion of Army Day.
Our Army has distinguished itself as a courageous and professional force, unwavering in its commitment to the defense of the nation. The country is proud of the Indian Army.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) 15 January 2022
“As India grows in stature and power, the Indian Army will remain central to safeguarding our national interests and furthering our national aspirations,” he said. He said that the government is strongly committed to the capacity development of the Indian Army and the welfare of its rank and file, their families, veterans and Veer Naris (war widows).
“On this day, we pay tribute to our brave soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of the nation,” he said.
Mr Singh said that the nation also stands behind expressing solidarity to their families, who have endured the loss of their loved ones with courage and grit.
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