When Indian Army is present, there’s no threat for anyone: Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat

NEW DELHI(PTI): Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat today unveiled a bust of 1965 Indo-Pak war hero Abdul Hamid in Ghazipur district and felicitated the widow of the soldier who was awarded Param Vir Chakra, the highest wartime gallantry medal.

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat unveiled Memorial to mark the 52nd Anniversary of martyrdom of late CQMH Abdul Hamid, PVC at Dhamupur

On the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of his supreme sacrifice, Gen. Rawat and his wife Madhulika met Rasoolan Bibi, wife of Company Quartermaster Havildar Hamid, and several other war widows and felicitated them.

The Army chief also unveiled a memorial in Hamid’s honour in his ancestral village of Dhamupur in Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh while exhorting the youth to join the armed forces.

Lauding the contribution made by the people of the district to the armed forces, Gen. Rawat said a recruitment drive will be held soon in Ghazipur to encourage the youth to join the Army and contribute to the country’s security.

 

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Gen Bipin Rawat  unveiled Memorial to mark the 52nd Anniversary of martyrdom of late CQMH Abdul Hamid, PVC at Dhamupur .

 

Hamid had destroyed several tanks of the Pakistan Army during the 1965 war in the Lahore sector. “Jahan Hindustan ki sena khadi hai, wahan khatra kisi aur se nahi hai (where the Indian Army is present, there is no threat from anyone),” the Army Chief said.

“Hamid is an inspiration for the youth and his extraordinary bravery made the country proud,” he said. On the Dokalam issue, Gen. Rawat said India and China have held talks and the situation there is under control.