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At top commanders’ meet, PM Modi lauds military's resolute dedication on border despite pandemic

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Ahmedabad, Mar 06: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday conveyed his strong appreciation for the resolute dedication shown by the Indian Armed Forces over the past year, in the context of the COVID pandemic and the challenging situation on the northern border.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Speaking at Combined Commanders' Conference in Kevadia, PM Modi called for a holistic approach, focused on breaking down civil-military silos and on expediting the speed of decision making.

The prime minister also advised the Services to rid themselves of legacy systems and practices that have outlived their utility and relevance.

"Every Indian is very proud of our armed forces. Their courage is remarkable. Urged the armed forces to think about various reforms that would make the forces even stronger. Also discussed ways to integrate brave veterans in the celebrations to mark 75 years of Independence," PM Modi later tweeted.

Taking note of the rapidly changing technological landscape, the prime minister highlighted the need to develop the Indian military into a 'future force'.

He said the country would be celebrating 75 years of its independence next year, and asked the armed forces to use the occasion to undertake activities and initiatives that would inspire the youth.

Earlier in the day, after landing at Ahmedabad airport, Modi left for Kevadia, which is around 200 km from the state capital.

At Ahmedabad airport, the prime minister was received by Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel.

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