Union defence minister Rajnath Singh on Monday saluted the service and valour of the Indian armed forces on the occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day and said it is the duty of the nation to ensure the welfare of the retired army personnel and those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
“On Armed Forces Flag Day, I salute the valour and service of the Indian Armed Forces. This day reminds us of our solemn duty to ensure the welfare of ex-Servicemen, differently-abled soldiers and the families of those who lost their lives defending the nation,” Singh tweeted.
Union minister of state for defence Shripad Naik also greeted soldiers on the Armed Forces Flag Day and lauded their efforts and sacrifices for safeguarding the country. Extending his good wishes to the armed forces, Naik, in a video message, said, “The national security is of utmost importance for the future progress of our great nation. The Indian armed forces are entrusted with the honourable duty of protecting the nation’s unity and territorial integrity.”