Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tribute to the soldiers on the 50th anniversary of 1965 India-Pakistan war.
As we mark the 50th anniversary of 1965 war, I bow to all brave soldiers who fought for our Motherland in the war. The courage and bravery of our Armed Forces is very inspiring, Prime Minister Modi said in a series of tweets.
They triumphed over every obstacle & protected India’s unity & integrity. We recall the dynamic leadership of Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri. In 1965 he led from the front and was a key source of strength for the nation, he added.
The India-Pakistan War of 1965 was a culmination of skirmishes that took place between April 1965 and September 1965 between Pakistan and India.
On the other hand, Launching an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress Party on Friday said that real tribute to the heroes of 1965 India-Pakistan war will be accepting the ex-servicemen’s demand of One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme and implementing it.
Those people who fought the 1965 war are being brutalised by his police. They have been sitting on a hunger strike for over 75 days. The real tribute to the heroes of the 1965 war would be that if you accept their demand of One Rank, One Pension and implement it, Congress leader Manish Tewari said.
Earlier, the Prime Minister paid tribute to the soldiers on the social media website, saying the bravery and courage of our Armed forces is very inspiring.
One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme has been a long-standing demand of nearly three-million ex-servicemen and war widows in the country. It seeks to ensure that a uniform pension is paid to defence personnel, who retire at the same rank with the same length of service irrespective of their date of retirement.