PM Modi paid a stirring tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose from the ‘Red Fort’ today, to mark the 75th anniversary of the proclamation of the ‘Azad Hind Government’ (October 21, 1943). The PM, In last 4 years, several measures were taken to strengthen the defence. Best technologies were brought to the defence. This government has strength to make big and tough decisions, it’ll continue. Be it surgical strike or making the files of Netaji public, decision was taken by our government.
Addressing a programme marking 75 years of the establishment of the Azad Hind Government. https://t.co/B2gmDL8dWt
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 21, 2018
The National Police Memorial (NPM) will be dedicated to the nation by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in recognition of the supreme sacrifice made by police personnel since independence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoists the national flag at the Red Fort to mark the 75th anniversary of the proclamation of ‘Azad Hind Sarkar’, today.
Moreover, The PM has said India must have a great army to protect us. India has such an Army. Josh, Junoon and Jazba, this has been the tradition of our Army. Now, it’s being augmented by technique and equipment.”
Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoists the national flag at the Red Fort to mark the 75th anniversary of the proclamation of ‘Azad Hind Sarkar’, today. pic.twitter.com/m17Jr46sz9
— ANI (@ANI) October 21, 2018
“First he was with Gandhiji in the Congress but later he chose his own way”, Modi said, going on to remark that “Netaji had been a source of inspiration for those fighting for self-determination and freedom in other countries as well”, naming Nelson Mandela as being among those who looked up to him, Republic TV.
Further, Speaking about the contributions and philosophies of Netaji Bose with regards to winning Independence, which he submitted was that India must be ready to make every sacrifice and shed blood to liberate itself, the Prime Minister spoke about the Army.
“We have never sought other’s territory. But whoever poses a threat to India, they will get repaid doubly in kind.”
Since 1947, 34,844 police personnel have been martyred, with 424 losing their lives this year. Many of these brave lives were lost in the fight against terrorism (referred to as militancy and insurgency in some theatres) in various geographical regions such as Kashmir, Punjab, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and LWE-affected regions of the country.
Profound tributes and salute to Police martyrs of our country especially to @JmuKmrPolice martyrs,the force that stands as first line of defence against ugly storm of terror and proxy war unleashed on us. #PoliceCommemorationDay pic.twitter.com/uxG87ai1Fy
— Imtiyaz Hussain (@hussain_imtiyaz) October 21, 2018
He proceeded to detail his government’s contributions to the Armed forces, listing the fulfillment of promises on One Rank-One Pension and how it had ensured that retired personnel were also well taken care of. Coming to gender balance in the forces, he also mentioned the steps taken towards inducting women fighter pilots in the Air Force, and also, the appointment of India’s first woman Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman, before concluding his speech.