English News

  • youtube
  • facebook
  • twitter

Gen Upendra Dwivedi says Army on path to Aatmanirbharta

Army Chief General Upendra Dwivedi laying the wreath at the National War Memorial in Delhi (Photo: ANI)

Army Chief General Upendra Dwivedi on taking over as new Chief of Army Staff on Monday, said it was an honour for him to lead the Indian Army and assured the country that the force is fully capable and ready to face all the current and future challenges

After inspecting a guard of honour at South Block, General Dwivedi said, “This is a matter of immense pride and honour for me to be assigned the responsibility to lead the Indian Army. The glorious traditions and the legacy of the valour and the sacrifices of our soldiers. On this occasion, I pay my respects to the brave hearts who made so many sacrifices in the line of duty.”

Further, he said, “The Indian army faces unique operational charges and to remain prepared for such threats and destructive equipments, it is crucial that we continuously equip our soldiers with state-of-the-art weapons and technology and also evolve our war-fighting strategies.”

The Army chief said that Indian Army is on the path to transformation and aspires to become Aatmanirbhar. “The Indian Army is on the path to transform and become Aaatmanirbhar. To achieve this, we will encourage indigenous initiatives and induct maximum war systems and equipment that are manufactured in our country.”

“My responsibility towards the veterans, Veer naris and their families is a sacred commitment and I will assure that this extended family my full support. I am fully conscious of the responsibilities assigned to me and I assure the country and the fellow citizens that the Indian Army is fully capable and ready to face all the current and future challenges,” General Dwivedi said.

The Army chief also took the blessings of his elders before receiving the Guard of Honour.