In addition to swiftly responding towards national distress calls, it also carries out duties of holding guard on every inch of land and having a constant vigil 24×7 and 365 days a year - putting their life in danger, and this has indebted the entire nation.
The harsh living conditions of rugged mountains, scorching heat of desserts of Rajasthan and coupled with sub-zero temperate of Siachin glacier has never freezed the indomitable will and passion of our soldiers to ensure territorial integrity.
This day is significant to pay our reverence and respect to all the soldiers deployed in the line of duty with assurance that the entire nation is backing them up and their grief is being equally shared by all of us. They need empathy not sympathy, as has been displayed by our political leaders. We salute to you all for your utmost sacrifice you made to defend the country.