President greets soldiers on Army Day

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday greeted soldiers on the Army Day and remembered those who made the “supreme sacrifice” in the line of duty.

“Greetings and felicitations to all officers, soldiers, veterans, civilians, ex-servicemen and their families on the occasion of Army Day,” he said.

“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,” the President said.

“I wish to place on record our deepest appreciation for the dedication and devotion of our soldiers in their service to the nation,” Mukherjee said in a statement.

“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 President also said the Indian Army is known for its “professionalism, selfless commitment and the unparalleled bravery of its rank and file”.

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

The Army Day is celebrated on Jan 15.