>

Rajnath Singh compliments Indian Army’s response to cross border terrorism

Share

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday complimented the Indian Army’s response to cross border terrorism at the Army Commanders’ Conference.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended the ongoing Army Commanders’ Conference in New Delhi on Thursday. The Army Commanders’ Conference commenced on April 18 and will conclude on April 22

The Defence Minister reaffirmed the faith of the billion-plus citizens in the Indian Army as one of the most trusted and inspiring organisations in the country. He highlighted the stellar role played by the Army in guarding our borders and fighting terrorism apart from providing assistance to the civil administration whenever called for. He also remarked, “The Army is present in every domain from Security, HADR, Medical Assistance to maintaining the stable internal situation in the country. The role of the Indian Army is very important in nation building as also in the overall national development”.

Rajnath Singh reiterated his happiness to be present at the Army Commander’s conference and complimented the Army leadership for successfully taking ahead the ‘Defence and Security’ vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He also complimented the COAS, General MM Naravane, for having successfully led the Army in the last two and half years of his tenure as Army chief.

The Defence Minister reaffirmed the faith of the billion-plus citizens in the Indian Army as one of the most trusted and inspiring organisations in the country. He highlighted the stellar role played by the Army in guarding our borders and fighting terrorism apart from providing assistance to the civil administration whenever called for. He also remarked, “The Army is present in every domain from Security, HADR, Medical Assistance to maintaining the stable internal situation in the country. The role of the Indian Army is very important in nation building as also in the overall national development”.

Rajnath Singh reiterated his happiness to be present at the Army Commander’s conference and complimented the Army leadership for successfully taking ahead the ‘Defence and Security’ vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He also complimented the COAS, General MM Naravane, for having successfully led the Army in the last two and half years of his tenure as Army chief.

The Raksha Mantri stressed upon the present complex world situation which affects everyone globally. He stated, “Unconventional and asymmetric warfare, including hybrid war will be part of the future conventional wars. Cyber, information, communication, trade and finance have all become an inseparable part of future conflicts. This necessitates that Armed Forces will have to keep all these facets in consideration while planning and formulating strategies

Commenting on the current situation along the Northern borders, Rajnath Singh expressed full confidence that while troops are standing firm, the ongoing talks for peaceful resolution will continue and disengagement and de-escalation, is the way forward.

Expressing his gratitude, he remarked, “It is our ‘Whole of Government’ approach to ensure availability of best weapons, equipment and clothing to our troops braving extreme weather and hostile forces to defend our territorial integrity”. He also complimented the efforts of BRO, which has led to the quantum improvement of road communication in the borders both Western and Northern, while working under difficult conditions.

Referring to the situation along the Western borders, he complimented the Indian Army’s response to cross border terrorism, however, the proxy war by the adversary continues. The Raksha Mantri said “I compliment the excellent synergy between the CAPF/ Police forces and the Army in tackling the menace of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. The synergised operations in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir are contributing to increased stability in the region and the same should continue”.

The Defence Minister complimented the forces for the high standard of operational preparedness and capabilities which he has always been experiencing first hand during his visits to forward areas. He also paid tributes to all the brave hearts for making the ultimate sacrifice in the defence of the motherland. He complimented the significant contributions made by the Army in military diplomacy to further our national security interests by creating sustainable cooperative relationships with foreign Armies. He also complimented the Armed Forces for the recent evacuation of Indian Nationals from Ukraine in ‘Operation Ganga’.

At the event, Rajnath Singh stressed upon the technological advancement taking place in every sphere of our life and applauded the Armed Forces for aptly incorporating them. He appreciated the Army’s efforts to develop niche technologies in collaboration with civil industries, including premier educational institutions and thereby progressing towards the aim of ‘Modernisation through Indigenisation’ or ‘Atam Nirbharta’.

Rajnath Singh highlighted, “The Government is focused on enhancing combat capability and ensuring welfare of soldiers”. He also remarked, “The policy of Atmanirbhar Bharat is a big step towards self-reliance in defence which offers great opportunity to the Indian defence industry to meet the future requirements of the Armed Forces”.(MANISH)

Share