Mumbai: India on Friday marked the 73rd Army Day to commemorate the first Indian Army Chief to take over from the British Army on 15th of 1949 and COAS General MM Naravane extended his heartfelt greetings to the soldiers and their families, but a powerful message to India Also given.
On the occasion of Army Day -2021, I extend my best wishes and heartfelt greetings to all ranks of the Indian Army, our elders, and their families. Today, we salute the valor of our brave, whose supreme sacrifice for duty will always inspire us. I also affirm my unflinching support for our ‘Veer Nains’ and their families.
“You are aware of the ongoing tension with China on all the northern borders. Regarding the plot to unilaterally change positions on the borders, a vigorous answer was given. I want to assure the country that the sacrifices of the brave Bravan will not go in vain,” the army chief said.
You all are aware of ongoing tension with China on northern borders. Regarding conspiracy to unilaterally change status quo on borders, a befitting reply was given. I want to assure the country that sacrifice of bravehearts of Galwan would not go in vain: Army Chief MM Naravane pic.twitter.com/xm83y6bRuU
— ANI (@ANI) January 15, 2021
Recognizing that this had been a year of challenges, the army chief aroused the sentiment of the soldiers and said that the force had remained steadfast in protecting the security and territorial integrity of the nation.
“Our brave officers, JCOs and soldiers, while living their lives in the highest traditions of the Indian Army, have given a befitting reply to our opponents,” he said.
General MM Naravane #COAS conveys felicitations and warm wishes to All Ranks of the #IndianArmy, Civilians, #Veterans and their Families on the occasion of 73rd #ArmyDay. #StrongAndCapable pic.twitter.com/B7IlbUY1nG
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) January 15, 2021
Referring to China and Pakistan, General Narwane said, ” While remaining committed to resolving disputes through dialogue and diplomacy, the Indian Army has been swift and decisive in its response to counter any attempts to unilaterally change the status quo on the Line of Actual Control. Relentless operations against state-sponsored terrorism have reinforced moral and operational ascendancy along the Line of Control
The Army Chief said that the Army is taking fast steps to acquire new capabilities and a large number of projects are underway to acquire better technology.
“The Indian Army holds a special place in the hearts and minds of our citizens. I am ready to continue my core values and ethos and live up to the trust placed on us by the nation. The Indian Army will always be strong and capable, ”said General Naravane.