Faith in armed forces has not changed: prez

Faith in armed forces has not changed: prez
In the rapidly changing environment, one factor which has not changed is the faith reposed in the armed forces by the entire nation, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday.

The statement of the President, who is the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, assumes significance in the wake of recent criticism of armed forces by certain quarters in respect of the developments in the Valley, including the incident when an army officer had tied a stone-pelter to a jeep to quell a mob and save his men.

Speaking at the convocation ceremony of the College of Military Engineering in Pune, Mukherjee said: “As you all are aware, knowledge is the emerging currency of the world in the present century. You should make full use of the technical knowledge acquired by you at this prestigious institution of excellence of military engineering. You can be successful in all your endeavors only by being professionally competent and by keeping abreast with the latest developments.”

The President further said the need of the hour is therefore to exploit the cutting edge technologies which are best suited to meet the requirements.

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