Soldiers ready to tackle any situation at any given point of time: MoS Defence

MoS Defence Ajay Bhatt with Army officers at Northern Command headquarters in Udhampur on Saturday.
MoS Defence Ajay Bhatt with Army officers at Northern Command headquarters in Udhampur on Saturday.

Hands over appointment letters to 25 youth

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Oct 22: Asserting that the morale of the Indian Army is very high, Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt today said our soldiers are always ready to tackle any situation at any given point of time.
He said Indian troops always gave a befitting reply in troubled situations.
“Today, the morale of our soldiers is very high. We are always ready to tackle any situation at any time”, Bhatt said while addressing troops after laying a wreath at the Dhruva War Memorial at Northern Command and paying homage to the bravehearts who sacrificed their lives for the nation.

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He said that whenever the country faced any situation of trouble or during calamities, troops gave a befitting response.
Bhatt said that the situation in the country has changed today. Negative thoughts have turned into positive thoughts in terms of development, he said.
He commended the Northern Command for always being in combat while securing the borders and keeping the internal security situation stable in the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.
The Union Minister visited headquarters Northern Command at Udhampur, where he was briefed on the security and operational situation, a Defence spokesman said.
He interacted with senior officers and deliberated on various defence related issues.
Bhatt also flagged off the ‘Shaurya diwas (Infantry day) motorcycle rally’ in presence of Northern Command chief Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi.
The Bike Rally has been organised to commemorate 75 years of historic landings at Srinagar in the 1947-48 War. The rally will culminate at National War Memorial here on October 27.
The Minister later interacted with NCC girl cadets.
Meanwhile, Bhatt handed over appointment letters to 25 youths recruited in the Northern Railway at an event in Udhampur as part of the “Rozgar Mela” launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.
Officials said the Railway selection process has been simplified and tech enabled to expedite recruitments.
The Northern Railway has appointed 598 candidates since June 1, they said.
Appointment letters were given to 50 new recruits — 25 in Ambala and 25 in Udhampur — today.
It is a well-known fact that Indian Railways is not only the largest employer in India but also one of the best employers in the country, offering its employees all that they can aspire for or desire, the officials said.
A job in the Indian Railways not only receives social respect, but it also comes with many perks and benefits, they said.
The “Rozgar Mela” showcases continuous commitment of the Government towards providing job opportunities for the youth and ensuring citizen welfare, they said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the “Rozgar Mela” – the recruitment drive for 10 lakh personnel — via video conferencing. During the ceremony, appointment letters were handed over to 75,000 newly inducted appointees, they said.
As part of the drive, more than 50 Union Ministers handed over appointment letters to thousands of youngsters at different locations across the country.