The Indian armed forces are capable of safeguarding the territorial sovereignty of the country, army chief Bikram Singh said today.
"The Indian army is capable of safeguarding the territorial sovereignty of the country," the army chief said in his address after taking the salute at a graduation parade of young officers in Patna.
Singh asked the officers to give top priority to protecting the interests of the nation.
"Country's respect and interest should be the top most priority after which comes personal comfort and rest," he said.
37 officers were inducted into the army in the rank of junior commissioned officer at the Officers Training Academy grounds.
Singh also gave a send off to 91 young officers of different engineering colleges, who had undertaken a B.Tech course after completing one year of army training.