Urging army personnel to prepare for any eventualities along the borders, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra said on Saturday that India would not have faced “setbacks” against China in 1962 if the country in back then I had strong leadership, a statement. issued by the Raj Bhavan here said.
Addressing a ‘sainik sanmelan’ at the operational base of the 14th battalion of the Rajput Regiment in Changlang district, the governor noted that the country should never let its guard down.
“If India had strong leadership in 1962, we would have had no setback against China. Now, the field equations have changed. India is one of the most powerful armed forces in the world. However, we must not lower our guard. Each soldier must prepare for any eventuality on our borders, ”said the governor.
Mishra also said that the Center, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is always concerned about the well-being of Army soldiers.
“There is a radical change in the attitude of the government towards the security forces. Now the political leadership at the top is very concerned about the well-being of the security personnel, ”he said.
He called on the staff to maintain discipline, train hard and share a personable relationship with the civilian population.
“If the men in uniform are determined, they will be successful in all their endeavors,” he said.
The governor, who had participated in the 1965 India-Pakistan war with the regiment as company commander, praised the competence of the battalion and its soldiers.
As a token of appreciation, Mishra also made a contribution to the regiment’s ‘Bara Khana’ on this occasion, the statement added.
"खाना विशेषज्ञ। जोम्बी प्रेमी। अति कफी अधिवक्ता। बियर ट्रेलब्लाजर। अप्रिय यात्रा फ्यान।"