Poonam Singh

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders from across the political spectrum extended their greetings to the Indian Army personnel on the occasion of Army Day.

Pesident Ram Nath Kovind greeted on Army Day and said the country will remain forever grateful to its courageous and committed soldiers, veterans and their families.

"On Army Day, greetings to the valiant men and women of the Indian Army. We remember the bravehearts who made the supreme sacrifice in service to the nation. India will remain forever grateful to courageous and committed soldiers, veterans and their families. Jai Hind!," Kovind tweeted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the Indian Army, saying it is strong, brave and resolute.

In a tweet, he said Indian soldiers have made the country proud as he wished them on behalf of the people.

Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Dharmendra Pradhan also extended greetings to Indian Army personnel for their selfless service and dedication towards the nation.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also extended wishes on Army Day.

BJP Vice-President Baijayant Panda also extended wishes to Indian soldiers and their families.

Army Day is observed on January 15 to mark the first Indian general taking over the command of the Indian Army from a British officer in 1949.