On Thursday, President Ram Nath Kovind admired the bravery of armed forces and said that today world look at India differently. He said that India is seen as an eminent power to play a prominent role in shaping the global paradigm.
The President was speaking at a programme at the Indian Air Force station in Azara area where he presented standard to the 118 Helicopter Unit and the President’s Colour to the Air Defence College.
The President said, “Whenever it was required, our brave men and women in uniform have dealt with security challenges forcefully and effectively. Our armed forces, exemplified by the air warriors who stand before us, reflect our firm resolve to defend our nation”.
President Kovind presents Standards to 118 Helicopter Unit and Colours to Air Defence College; says Indian Air Force is a fine force known for its prowess and professionalism. We are proud of our air warriors for protecting our borders and air space. pic.twitter.com/4I6JMKhbWA
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He said, “In recognition of their outstanding performance, I am pleased to award Standards to 118 Helicopter Unit and the Colours to Air Defence College. I compliment the personnel and families of the Units, past and present, for their devotion and service to the nation.
Kovind said, “Whether flying the Mi-8 or the formidable Mi-17 helicopter today, the Unit has a remarkable operational record”.
The President remembered his recent visit to Vietnam and Australia and said that now India is in the position to lead the world and the whole world is considering as an eminent power.
He said, “I have just returned from my visit to Vietnam and Australia. I held discussions with leaders of both these countries on different areas of mutual interest such as defence, international security, trade and culture. The deliberations made one thing clear that the world looks at India differently today”.
The President added, “India is seen as an eminent power, expected to play a prominent role in shaping the global paradigm with regards to international security, trade and commerce, and environmental protection. India’s rise in the international order has many dimensions to it. And it draws heavily from the capabilities and valour of our Armed Forces”.