Pres, PM greet Army personnel, veterans on Army DayJanuary 15, 2022 10:46
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the Army personnel and veterans on Army Day.
Kovind said the Indian Army has been pivotal in ensuring national security and the country is grateful for their service.
Greeting Army personnel and veterans on Army Day, the president said the soldiers have displayed professionalism, sacrifice and valour in defending the border and maintaining peace.
"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!" Kovind tweeted.
In his message, PM Modi said the Indian Army is known for bravery and professionalism, and words cannot do justice to its invaluable contribution towards national safety.
"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.
Army Day is observed on January 15 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. -- PTI