Army Day: Army personnel ‘pillars of strength and resilience’, says PM Modi

Army Day is observed to commemorate first Indian Commander-in-Chief K.M. Cariappa

Army day parade Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande inspects the parade during Army day celebrations at the Parade Ground at 11 GR in Lucknow | PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the unwavering commitment and sacrifices of Army personnel on the Army Day on Monday and said they are pillars of strength and resilience.

He said on X, "On Army Day, we honour the extraordinary courage, unwavering commitment and sacrifices of our Army personnel. Their relentless dedication in protecting our nation and upholding our sovereignty is a testament to their bravery. They are pillars of strength and resilience."

The Army Day is observed on January 15 to commemorate first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army General K.M. Cariappa, who went on to become a Field Marshal.

President Droupadi Murmu also extended greetings and said, "In situations of conflict as well as peace, our valiant soldiers are ever ready to serve the nation in every way they can. Today, a grateful nation pays tribute to those who have laid down their lives for the motherland and salutes the spirit of the Indian Army! I offer my best wishes to all members of the Army."

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, “Every Indian is not only aware of the courage, bravery and valour of the army but also has a feeling of gratitude towards them. The Indian Army has always protected the country and has made countless sacrifices for it. On behalf of all the countrymen, I salute and congratulate the Indian Army!”


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