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Army Day: India proud of stellar contribution of Army, says PM Modi

By Jasleen Kaur -- January 15, 2022 12:15 pm -- Updated:January 15, 2022 4:23 pm
New Delhi: As India is celebrating Indian Army Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India was proud of the stellar contribution of the Army in peacekeeping missions overseas.

On Indian Army Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted that the Indian Army personnel serve in hostile terrains and are at the forefront of helping fellow citizens during a humanitarian crisis. "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," PM Modi tweeted.

Army Day is observed every year on January 15 to celebrate the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army — Field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa. The position was taken over on January 15, 1949, from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India.

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President, Rahul Gandhi salute sacrifices made by soldiers 

As India celebrates Army Day, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said he saluted the sacrifices made by soldiers of the Indian Army.

He tweeted in Hindi, "I salute the sacrifice made by the personnel of the Indian Army, who belong to villages, farmers and middle-class families. The Indian Army is saviour and pride of the nation. Jai Hind."

President Ram Nath Kovind and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also wished soldiers, veterans, and their families on the occasion of Army Day.
The President highlighted that soldiers had displayed professionalism, sacrifice and valour in defending borders and maintaining peace.

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"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!," Rashtrapati Bhavan tweeted.

-PTC News

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