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Army Day 2019: President, PM pay tribute to soldiers

"On Army Day, greetings to the valiant men and women of the Indian Army, to veterans and their families. You are our nation’s pride, the sentinels of our liberty. Citizens sleep securely knowing you are ever awake and ever vigilant," the President tweeted.

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New Delhi Published on: January 15, 2019 10:38 IST
President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Narendra Modi

President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Narendra Modi

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in paying tributes to the Army, expressing their gratitude to the dedication of the armed forces on the occasion of Army Day.

"On Army Day, greetings to the valiant men and women of the Indian Army, to veterans and their families. You are our nation’s pride, the sentinels of our liberty. Citizens sleep securely knowing you are ever awake and ever vigilant," the President tweeted.

PM Modi, congratulating armymen and their families, said the nation is proud of the dedicated soldiers. The PM said he saluted the valour of the soldiers.

Army Chief Bipin Rawat on Monday remembered the soldiers who died in the line of duty on the eve of the Army Day, praising their inspiring and "unparalleled gallantry".

"Today, we solemnly remember our martyrs whose acts of unparalleled gallantry shall continue to inspire us in the years ahead.

"Indian Army remains steadfast in its resolve to be enabled and prepared to pre-empt, negate and defeat any challenges to the national security," Rawat said in his address to the nation. 

"Past year has had its share of challenges. It makes me proud to state that we have been able to counter them effectively. We have given a befitting response to the perpetrators of proxy war in a highly professional manner in both -- LoC and hinterland. 

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