Our patience is a sign of our confidence. However, no one should make the mistake of taking his exam, said Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Narwane.
Army Day celebrated on 15th January
"Efforts are being made to resolve the situation on the basis of mutual and equal security."
Military tensions in East Ladakh between Indian and Chinese forces continue since 5 May 2020
"The message of the Indian Army is clear that any attempt to change the status quo on the country's borders will not succeed," Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Narwane told China on Army Day on Saturday.
Field Marshal K. M. Kariappa took over from the last British commander in 1949. Army Day is celebrated on 15th January every year to commemorate the inauguration of the first 'Commander-in-Chief' of the Indian Army. "Last year was very challenging for the military," Narwane said, referring to developments along China's northern border.
Referring to the war situation in East Ladakh, General Narwane said, "India and China have recently held the 14th round of military-level talks to bring the situation under control. It is a constructive step that joint efforts at various levels have completed the withdrawal of troops in many areas. Efforts will continue to be made to resolve the current situation on the basis of mutual and equal security.
He said that the morale of the soldiers deployed in the snow-capped mountains for the security of the country was as strong as the sky. Our patience is a sign of our confidence. However, no one should make the mistake of testing it. Our role is clear. The Indian Army will not allow any attempt to change the status quo on the country's borders to succeed, 'said General Narwane.
Since May 5, 2020, Indian and Chinese troops have been engaged in military tensions in eastern Ladakh following violent clashes in the Pangong Lake area. The two countries have held 14 rounds of military-level talks to resolve the dispute.
PM praises Army:
‘The Indian Army is known for their bravery and professionalism; Also, his incomparable contribution to national security cannot be described in words, 'said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, praising the Indian Army on the occasion of the Army Day on Saturday. The Prime Minister said, “Indian Army personnel serve in remote areas and are at the forefront of helping civilians in times of crisis, including national disasters. India is proud of the military's invaluable contribution to peacekeeping operations abroad.