Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid his respects to the soldiers who fought the 1965 India-Pakistan war to commemorate its 50th anniversary.
“As we mark the 50th anniversary of 1965 war, I bow to all brave soldiers who fought for our Motherland in the war,” Modi said in a tweet.
“The courage and bravery of our armed forces is very inspiring. They triumphed over every obstacle and protected India’s unity and integrity,” he said.
War veterans to boycott
Veterans of the 1965 India-Pakistan war will gather at Jantar Mantar on Friday to observe the golden jubilee of the war, but will boycott the government function.
The veterans have decided to boycott the government’s 1965 India-Pakistan war commemoration over One Rank One Pension stir.
A message was sent out by the organisers inviting the veterans and families of those who were martyred in the war to gather at Jantar Mantar at noon on Friday.
The veterans have been sitting on protest demanding OROP for 75 days.