“Greetings and felicitations to all officers, soldiers, veterans, civilians, ex-servicemen and their families on the occasion of Army Day,” president said.
“Today, we remember our bravehearts who have made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. The nation is indebted to them and their families,” the President said.
“I wish to place on record our deepest appreciation for the dedication and devotion of our soldiers in their service to the nation,” Mukherjee said in a statement.
“The Indian Army plays a pivotal role in ensuring the national security of India whilst defending our borders across some of the most perilous terrain in the world.”
“It provides stability during internal security challenges and is often called upon to provide assistance during natural calamities.”
The President also said the Indian Army is known for its “professionalism, selfless commitment and the unparalleled bravery of its rank and file”.
“I am confident the Indian Army will continue to acquit itself as a robust and vital instrument of national power in the coming years.”
Modi tweeted “Greetings to all soldiers, veterans and their families on the Army Day. We salute the courage and invaluable service of the Indian Army,” .
The Prime Minister said the army always leads from the front in “protecting the sovereignty of our nation and helping citizens during natural disasters”.
“We remember with great pride all the sacrifices made by our army. They put their lives at risk so that 125 crore Indians live peacefully.”
The Army Day is celebrated on Jan 15.