Prez, PM extends greetings on the occasion of Army Day

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Indian army soldier Saleem Miyan (R) and his colleagues salute during a wreath-laying ceremony for Navdeep Singh, an army officer who was killed in Saturday's Kashmir border clash, at a garrison in Srinagar August 21, 2011. Indian soldiers shot dead on Saturday 12 separatist militants trying to cross from Pakistan into the disputed region of Kashmir, where popular protests against Indian rule have mounted. REUTERS/Danish Ismail (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: MILITARY OBITUARY) - RTR2Q5XH

By Our Correspondent

NEW DELHI:The President Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to all officers, soldiers, veterans, civilians, ex-servicemen and their families on the occasion of Army Day 2017.

In his message, the President has said, “I am happy to learn that the Army Day is being celebrated on 15th January, 2017.

The Indian Army plays a pivotal role in ensuring the national security of India, whilst defending our borders across some of the most perilous terrain in the world.  It provides stability during internal security challenges and is often called upon to provide assistance during natural calamities. The Indian Army is known for its professionalism, selfless commitment and the unparalleled bravery of its rank and file.

Today, we remember our bravehearts who have made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty.  The nation is indebted to them and their families.  I wish to place on record our deepest appreciation for the dedication and devotion of our soldiers in their service to the nation.

I am confident the Indian Army will continue to acquit itself as a robust and vital instrument of national power in the coming years.I wish the Army Day celebrations all success”.

The Prime Minister,  Narendra Modi has saluted the courage & invaluable service of the Indian Army, on the occasion of Army Day.

“Greetings to all soldiers, veterans & their families on Army Day. We salute the courage & invaluable service of the Indian Army.

Indian Army always leads from the front, be it in protecting the sovereignty of our nation or helping citizens during natural disasters.

We remember with great pride all the sacrifices made by our Army. They put their lives at risk so that 125 crore Indians live peacefully,” the Prime Minister said.

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