President greets soldiers, ex-Servicemen on Army Day

New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday greeted the soldiers, officers, ex-Servicemen and their families on the eve of the Army Day.

“The Indian Army exemplifies professionalism, selfless commitment and unparalleled bravery. It continues to defend our borders across some of the most challenging terrains in the world,” the President said in his message.

“I pay my respect to our brave martyrs, who have made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. The nation is indebted to them and their families,” Mukherjee said.

“I wish to place on record my deepest appreciation for the Indian Army’s contribution to nation building and the commitment of our soldiers to the service of the nation. I am confident that in keeping with its glorious traditions, the Indian Army will continue to do the nation proud.”

The Army Day is annually celebrated on January 15. It marks the day in 1949 when Lt.Gen. K.M. Cariappa took over as the first commander-in-chief of the Indian Army from the last British commander-in-chief.

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