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Indian forces ready to face any challenges: Army chief

india Updated: Dec 13, 2008 21:13 IST

Army Chief Deepak Kapoor on Saturday asserted that Indian security forces are well equipped to handle any challenges saying, the country can produce many Unnikrishnans who will readily sacrifice their lives on the motherland.

Addressing the Passing Out ceremony of Indian Military Academy in Dehradun, the Army chief said that our security forces have faced various challenges many times and are always ready to handle all kind of difficult situations.

"Our forces will produce many Unnikrishnans who will be ready to sacrifice their lives for the motherland," Chief guest Kapoor said adding, "India is a secular country and the main duty of our soldiers are to protect the countrymen."

He said "our officers not only ensure the security of the country but also uphold it's honour and dignity."

He added that our officers were not only soldiers but also doctors, teachers, environmentalists and technical experts.

Advising the cadets during the ceremony, Kapoor said that one should never stop the process of acquiring knowledge which helps in facing any adversary.

He addressed 498 cadets, including six from Assam Rifles and 24 from foreign countries like Nepal, Tazhakistan and Bhutan on the occasion.

While prestigious 'Sword of Honour' award and Gold medal was bestowed on Abhishek Gurgmukh, cadets Atul Kumar Rai and Kunandan Kumar were awarded with silver and bronze medals respectively during the ceremony

However, Army Banner Award was given to Casino company of Bhagat Batallion.