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President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Modi extend greetings on 71st Army Day

On the occasion of Army Day, I extend my greetings to the armymen, ex-armymen and their families, tweeted PM Modi

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President Ram Nath Kovind speaks as Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks on, during the second day of the Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on Tuesday, June 05, 2018. (
File Photo of President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Modi

President and Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended greetings to the nation on the occasion of the 71st on Tuesday.

Taking to Twitter, President Kovind said, "On Army Day, greetings to the valiant men and women of the Indian Army, to veterans and their families. You are our nation's pride, the sentinels of our liberty. Citizens sleep securely knowing you are ever awake and ever vigilant."

"On the occasion of Army Day, I extend my greetings to the armymen, ex-armymen and their families.

We are proud of our army's determination and dedication. I salute their indomitable courage and heroism," tweeted .

On January 15, 1949, Kodandera M. Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India. Since then, the day is celebrated as the .

Last year, Chief of Army Staff General had said the ceasefire violations by Pakistan are frequent, but the Indian Army retaliates to it effectively.

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First Published: Tue, January 15 2019. 10:00 IST