Strong political will and leadership required for strong nation building: Governor

Itanagar: In a national e-conclave organized by Rajiv Gandhi University of Arunachal Pradesh on Victory Day, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig. BD Mishra (Retd.) On 16 December 1971 on the historic occasion of victory, the bravery of the Indian armed forces by the Pakistan Army in Bangladesh Recalling and participating in an e-conclave held at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar today, on the subject of ending the massacre by the Pakistani Army.

Presiding over the one-day e-National Conclave, the Governor said that the aim of the conference is to recognize the supreme sacrifice of the brave personnel of the armed forces in the 1971 war and remind the younger generation of their duties for national defense and sacrifice for nation building. is. He gave a vivid picture of the 1971 India-Pakistan war in which he participated.

He said that the success of the war was achieved by the free power given to the army by the political leadership and adequate preparation for the war and led by India’s best military commander General (later Field Marshal) Sam Manekshaw. The Governor upheld the appointment of General Bipin Rawat as Chief of Defense Staff and welcomed the free power given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Defense Forces in combating the recent audacity by Pakistan and China on our borders. .

Giving insight into the war and atrocities by the Pakistani army on the citizens of Bangladesh, he shared the narratives of the 13-day war which had a wide impact in political and socio-economic matters in Southeast Asia. The Governor underlined that the present generation should learn lessons from the war. He said that India should have strong political will and leadership to become a strong nation, combined with full defense preparedness for the armed forces to thwart any eventuality. India should be militarily strong.

Participating as the chief guest of the e-National Conclave, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that the Indo-Pak war was one of the biggest victories of the Indian Army so far. Highlighting the relationship between the Indian Armed Forces and the people of the state, the Chief Minister said that Arunachal Pradesh is indeed one such state which has displayed the best civilian military relations in the entire country.

Sharing the importance of the occasion, Mr. Meen, who joined as Guest of Honor, said that there can be no better way to awaken the spirit of ‘New India’, remembering one of the country’s best victories A testament and superiority to military spirits. Lt Gen RP Kalitha, AVSM, SM, VSM, General Officer Commanding, 3 Corps delivered the keynote address.

Highlighting the major role of the Indian Army in the 13-day Indo-Pak war, Lieutenant General Kalita recalled the extraordinary personal valor and sacrifice of some of the force’s personnel. Prof Saket Kushwaha of Rajiv Gandhi University, Registrar Dr. NT Rikam and Registrar, RGU also spoke on the occasion. The e-conclave was organized by Rajiv Gandhi University in Arunachal Pradesh as part of the Schwajaya Divas celebrations.