IAF symbolises India’s military excellence: Ram Nath Kovindhttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/will-defend-borders-with-full-might-ram-nath-kovind-5107370/

IAF symbolises India’s military excellence: Ram Nath Kovind

"The resilience, tenacity and zeal of our valiant air warriors is a source of pride for every Indian," said Ram Nath Kovind. 

President Ram Nath Kovind 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, on Thursday. (Express photo/Gurmeet Singh)
President Ram Nath Kovind 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, on Thursday. (Express photo/Gurmeet Singh)

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.

The President said that the 51 Squadron and the 230 Signal Unit have distinguished themselves in service to the nation. (Express photo/Gurmeet Singh)
The President said that the 51 Squadron and the 230 Signal Unit have distinguished themselves in service to the nation. (Express photo/Gurmeet Singh)

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.