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Rajnath meets top Army Commanders, lauds 'exceptional professionalism' of force

ANI | New Delhi | Updated: 14-06-2019 22:26 IST | Created: 14-06-2019 22:25 IST
Rajnath meets top Army Commanders, lauds 'exceptional professionalism' of force
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met the top Army Commanders along with Army Chief General Bipin Rawat and Vice Chief Lieutenant General Devraj Anbu here on Friday. All the General Officer Commanding in Chiefs (GOC-in-C) of the seven Army Commands were present during the meeting.

This is in line with a series of meetings he has presided over after taking over as the Defence Minister. Singh complimented the Indian Army for ensuring the highest level of professionalism, continuous readiness against external and internal challenges and their role in nation building, a defence ministry release said.

"It is a matter of great pride that Indian Army is ready for the full spectrum of challenges and it will be ensured that their capabilities keep getting continuously enhanced," Singh was quoted as saying. Emphasising on the jointmanship of the Indian Armed Forces, the minister said that it will be a key area and due endeavours towards the same will be ensured.

"Ministry of Defence will remain fully committed to speedily enhance the capabilities of Indian Armed Forces. Ensuring high morale and motivation of all ranks will be the priority," he said while wishing them "all present success and glory." On its part, the Army will be expecting that the projects of infantry modernisation including the procurement of sniper rifles, Light Machine Guns, Bullet Proof Jackets, Ballistic Helmets, and Assault Rifles are expedited.

Several of these pieces of equipment were bought during the first term NDA government in limited numbers. The Minister will also be required to take a call on the Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) project which has failed to take off so far. Earlier in the day, the Minister met DRDO scientists and reviewed its ongoing projects.


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