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Nation’s faith in the armed forces remains intact: Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee said that the Indian Army engineers had traditionally left their mark on prestigious national projects.

india Updated: Jun 17, 2017 18:29 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, Pune
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President Pranab Mukherjee addresses the convocation ceremony of the College of Military Engineering (CME) in Pune.(Photo: @RashtrapatiBhvn on Twitter)

President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday that in the rapidly changing environment, the nation’s faith in the armed forces has remained intact.

“In the rapidly changing environment, one factor which has not changed is the faith reposed in the armed forces by the entire nation,” Mukherjee said while addressing the convocation ceremony of the College of Military Engineering (CME) in Pune.

71 M.Tech and B.Tech students passed out from the premier technical and tactical training institution of the Indian Army, established in 1943.

Mukherjee said that the Indian Army engineers had traditionally left their mark on prestigious national projects, “be it oil pipeline at Siachen, prestigious naval bases and airfields in the Northeast or roads cutting through the Himalayan ranges”.

“I am sure that each and everyone of you will follow the footsteps of your illustrious predecessors and shall live up to the high standards expected of you,” he said.

First Published: Jun 17, 2017 18:29 IST