India is committed to peace but will defend its borders with full might, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Thursday. He was addressing a gathering at the presentation of President’s Standard to the 51 Squadron and President’s Colours to the 230 Signal Unit of the Indian Air Force(IAF) at Halwara about 30 kms from Ludhiana. “We are committed to peace but we will defend our borders with full might,” Kovind said.
Praising the IAF, he said besides safeguarding sovereign skies, it has always been at the forefront of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations Kovind said that the IAF symbolises our military excellence. The performance of its personnel in exercises, both at home and abroad, is a glowing testimony to its high standards, he said.