Our forces don’t speak but act, so does our Defence Minister: PM Narendra Modi in Bhopal

"When we talk about our soldiers, it is mostly about their uniform, their valour but we must also see them as an example of humanity," added Modi.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 14, 2016 7:57 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the newly-built war memorial — Shaurya Samarak — at Lal Pared ground, in Bhopal during his three-hour visit on Friday, ahead of the BRICS meet in Goa. Addressing ex-servicemen in Bhopal, PM Modi paid his tributes to brave soldiers on this historic day. “It is my privilege that I have the opportunity to pay my tributes to our brave soldiers here on this historic day,” he said.

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“When we talk about our soldiers, it is mostly about their uniform, their valour but we must also see them as an example of humanity,” added Modi.

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Giving credit to the armed forces and the Defence Minister, PM Modi reiterated how they don’t speak, but act. “When I said our army does not believe in speaking, critics would say Modi is sleeping, is doing nothing. Like our Army doesn’t say but displays its valour, similarly our Defence Minister also doesn’t speak.” He called on people to respect and applaud the security forces whenever they see them. “In some countries, whenever people see jawans at airports or railway stations, they stand up and applause, we should also adopt this,” he added.

Recalling the help extended by the Indian Army during Kashmir floods, Modi said, “During floods in Srinagar, army men extended their help for the rescue and relief operation in the area. It is the call of humanity that inspires our armed forces when they’re helping people during natural disasters. Nothing else matters. When we think of armed forces, we remember their bravery and also their role during a natural disaster,” he said.

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Highlighting the role of the Indian Army in rescue and relief operations in Yemen, the prime minister told the gathering to recall with pride the role of Army in rescue work. “While rescuing Indians in Yemen, Indian army also rescued a few Pakistanis, this is the example of humanity of our Indian army. We are also one of the biggest contributors to the UN peacekeeping forces,” said Modi.

The prime minister also hit out at the previous UPA government with regard to One Rank One Pension, when he said, “Previous governments had made empty promises on OROP but when we came to power we fulfilled our promise and implemented it.”

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    indian
    Oct 14, 2016 at 12:22 pm
    Applaud our jawans? Pseudo secular liberals will claim we are being militaristic.
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      Prateik
      Oct 14, 2016 at 3:19 pm
      Laughable comments by MADi.
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        Prateik
        Oct 14, 2016 at 3:21 pm
        Parikar should be given the le of kar for his great surgical fake strike.
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          IML sood
          Oct 14, 2016 at 3:26 pm
          It is righty commented that need is becoming more urgent to locate and eliminate the insider cells expressing sympathy for terrorists and undermining country's success.Their polluted minds are being exhibited by the writings and patriotic forces this time will not spare such hidden snakes for long.Since a bold PM is leading the nation such barking dogs with tails in their legs do not matter much to the people.
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            IslamForFools
            Oct 14, 2016 at 12:06 pm
            Which is why it's insanity to save terrorists, stone pesters or stanis who later on kill our soldiers, our Hindu brothers. Don't save them, don t show humanity to terrorists, it's big mistake by weak Hindus
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              Bharat
              Oct 14, 2016 at 6:23 pm
              Oh really now he dont speak and act ,, then why you crying when MMS doing his excellent work with any noise or publicity !! since they failed big time and nothing new .. so they are using soldiers for vote .. religion divide and now this .. this govt is BIG black spot in INDIAN history !!!
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                Bharat
                Oct 14, 2016 at 6:26 pm
                WHAT A JOKE !!! in this transparency world they are lying as if no one knows ... and some stupid bhakt ,, they know everything that this givt is lying and failure but they are helpless ...
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                  SubbuI
                  Oct 14, 2016 at 4:05 pm
                  NLAYAK NMODI IS JOKING I THINKFACT OUR CLOWN DEFENSE MINISTER ID DOING NOTHINK BUT TALKING ONLY
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                    Guna
                    Oct 14, 2016 at 4:25 pm
                    Modiji, sometimes in fact all the time Parikarji talks KRAPji.
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                      Pissgt;Ongt;Brahmans
                      Oct 14, 2016 at 10:08 pm
                      According to yesterday's news, apparently government may have fudged development numbers since 2014
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                        Uqaab
                        Oct 14, 2016 at 1:33 pm
                        that's why indian army is dead scared of Pak-Army. You indians are empty vessels which make most noise.
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                          Vidhu
                          Oct 14, 2016 at 6:16 pm
                          Modi is the only PM who has brought honours to brave soldiers.
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                            Anshuman
                            Oct 14, 2016 at 2:12 pm
                            Our defence ministers brays like a donkey! Our army has been doing fine since 1947, thank you.
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                              a_D
                              Oct 14, 2016 at 12:27 pm
                              that's true of the army and quite in contrast to our politcal cles---gt;; talk, cheap talk.....no valour and often riding on the valour of the army. lt;br/gt;Unfortunate....the PM doesn't see the irony in his own words.....
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                                banti
                                Oct 14, 2016 at 3:00 pm
                                famous ramayan playback song "Yudhum Yudhum Maha Yudhyum...ek dharm rath pe baitha ek paap rath pe baith do maha raathi sangram kartein hian, antim charan mein yudh ravan (pak/china in this case although much worse than ravan, ravan was great saint and warrior) - ram (india) kartein hian"....ho jaye do do haath ab bahut hua...humare missile tank guns betaab hain dushman ko mitaane ke liye..saath mein russia/usa ko bhi leke machcha do pura hahakaar pak/china mein :)
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                                  Barb Dewyre
                                  Oct 14, 2016 at 1:20 pm
                                  And then we cheat them on the agreed OROP, disability pension, seventh pay commission? What an ungrateful government!
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                                    Rajendra Babu
                                    Oct 14, 2016 at 6:08 pm
                                    True our forces don't speak but act. That is why he takes advantage and cold shoulders them over raw deal in 7th CPC which is yet to be implemented. He has no time or face to show the service Chiefs who sent dissent note about three months back. The veterans had to fight for OROP which is half implemented. All civilian govt staff were handsomely awarded with seventh CPC because they can speak and twist his arms whereas Armed forces personnel can't do the same.
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                                      Sarvopagunavarjita Raghav
                                      Oct 14, 2016 at 2:50 pm
                                      thks drama will not fetch you votes. you still hav 2 years to do something good instead of begging for votes in each state election.
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                                        Deeply Concerned
                                        Oct 14, 2016 at 1:54 pm
                                        In these operation there was no great impact, killing twenty sleeping terrotists in not an achievement. Killing its leaders will have more impact. Feku will trumphet this as a big achievement and even here he copied Congress tactics, but gave huge publicity and internally side by side he'll use all his hindutva forces to destroy all other established Indian insutions of pride
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                                          Deeply Concerned
                                          Oct 14, 2016 at 1:43 pm
                                          Our forces should act against both external terrorists and internal terrorists too, including Gau terrorists
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                                            Deeply Concerned
                                            Oct 14, 2016 at 1:49 pm
                                            Pak army peed blood in kargil, ask them they will pee now too. It is the job of politicians to make noise in India, otherwise its so boring for us. did you check with hafeez saeed and azhar mehmood who want to come die in India?? they'll tell you what kind of noise Indian army has made. F'off from Indian news sites
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