PM Modi wishes soldiers, ex-servicemen and their families on Army Day

Acknowledging the bravery and professionalism displayed by the Indian Army on the occasion of Army Day, PM Modi said that words could not do justice to his invaluable contribution to national security.

PM Modi wishes soldiers, ex-servicemen and their families on Army Day
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wished soldiers, ex-servicemen and their families on the occasion of Army Day. 


Acknowledging the bravery and professionalism displayed by the Indian Army on the occasion of Army Day, PM Modi said that words could not do justice to his invaluable contribution to national security.


"Happy Army Day, especially to our brave soldiers, 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 to national security," PM Modi tweeted. 


India celebrates Army Day on January 15 every year to acknowledge the importance of the Indian Army and to honor the sacrifices of soldiers. 


On this day in 1949, Field Marshal Kodandera M. Kariyappa succeeded General Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, as Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army.


The Prime Minister wrote on Twitter, "Indian Army personnel serve in adverse areas and are at the forefront of helping fellow citizens during humanitarian crises, including natural disasters. India is also proud of the military's outstanding contribution to peacekeeping operations abroad."


Speaking on the eve of Army Day, Indian Army chief General MM Narvane said, "We are determined to fight any attempt to unilaterally change the status quo at our borders. Our response to such efforts is swift, calibrated and decisive."


General Narwane's remarks came amid a month-long border standoff with China following violent clashes in the Pangong Lake area in May 2020. India and China have held 14 rounds of military-level talks to resolve the stalemate at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh.

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