Antony greets Armed Forces on New Year-eve

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New Delhi, Dec 31 (UNI) Greeting the Armed Forces personnel on the eve of the New Year, Defence Minister AK Antony today said their sacrifices while performing their duties would always be remembered by a grateful nation.

In a message here, the Defence Minister hoped that the New year -- "a time for fresh hopes and expectations" -- may usher in peace, prosperity, goodwill and happiness for all members of the Armed Forces.

He said, "Reflecting on the year that has gone by, my thoughts go out to our Jawans who lost their lives while performing their duties in inhospitable terrain and adverse climatic conditions, living away from their families.. The nation will always remember their sacrifice.." Mr Minister also extended New Year greetings to the civilian employees in the Ministry of Defence and their families.


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