President Kovind, PM Modi greet soldiers on Army Day

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted soldiers on Army Day.

“On Army Day, greetings to the valiant men and women of the Indian Army. We remember the bravehearts who made the supreme sacrifice in service to the nation. India will remain forever grateful to courageous and committed soldiers, veterans and their families. Jai Hind!” Kovind tweeted.

PM Modi lauded the Indian Army, saying it is strong, brave and resolute.

He said Indian soldiers have made the country proud as he wished them on behalf of the people.

“Our army is strong, courageous and determined, which has always raised the head of the country with pride. I salute the Indian Army on behalf of all the countrymen,” PM Modi tweeted.

The Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year as it was this day when the first Indian general — General Kodandera M Cariappa took over as the commander-in-chief of the Indian Army in 1949.

Army Day marks a day to salute the valiant soldiers who sacrificed their lives to protect the country and its citizens.