Jammu & Kashmir: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his government in the last five years left no stone unturned to modernise the armed forces.
Modi said, “You must have seen that we have left no stone unturned to ensure that our forces are modern and mightier, and our soldiers are full of confidence.”
He added, “Time has changed. Our armed forces should be modern, our arms and ammunition should be most modern.”
The Prime Minister also said that the training should be at par with the global benchmark and that there must not be any scarcity of resources.
Modi also claimed that his government’s commitment in the One Rank One Pension decision stems from the concept that the soldier’s families are also our families.
The Prime Minister also lauded the soldiers for their valour and said, “Be it airstrike, surgical strike or hitting terror camps – you have not shown the lack of (courage) on any front. You have done so many things to make the country proud.”
Narendra Modi was dressed in military uniform and was accompanied by Army Chief Bipin Rawat and Army Commander Lieutenant-General Ranbir Singh. They greeted the soldiers on Diwali and distributed sweets.