India would not have faced reverses in 1962 war if country had strong leadership: Arunachal guv

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Calling on military personnel to prepare for any surprises along the borders, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (ret.) BD Mishra said on Saturday that India would not have faced “setbacks” against China in 1962 had the country had a strong guide, the statement here said Raj Bhavan.

Addressing the Sanmelan Sainik at the 14th Battalion of the Rajput Regiment’s operational base in the Changlang region, the governor pointed out that the country should never relax its vigilance.

“If India had a strong leadership in 1962, we would not have any setbacks against China. Now the field equations have changed. India is one of the most powerful armed forces in the world. However, we must not drop security. Every soldier must prepare for any surprises on our borders, ”said the governor.

Mishra also said that the Center under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, always cares about the welfare of the soldiers.

“There has been a dramatic change in the government’s attitude towards the security forces. The top political leadership is now very concerned about the well-being of the security personnel, ”he said.

He urged staff to maintain discipline, train hard, and maintain friendly relations with civilians.

“If people in uniform are determined, they will succeed in all their endeavors,” he said.

The governor, who fought in the 1965 India-Pakistan War with the regiment as a company commander, praised the skill of the battalion and its soldiers.

As a token of gratitude, Mishra also made a donation for the regimental Bara Khan, the statement said.



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