General Dalbir Singh paid tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti on his last day as Army Chief on Saturday.
He will be replaced by Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat as new army chief.
General Singh inspected the guard of honour on his last day as Army Chief. “I salute our martyrs who made supreme sacrifices in upholding honour of the nation,” he said.
General Dalbir Singh inspects guard of honour on his last day as Army Chief pic.twitter.com/8imdz2hrBk— ANI (@ANI_news) December 31, 2016
He also thanked the Centre for granting One Rank One Pension to the armed forces.
He also thanked PM Narendra Modi and the Centre “for their full support and giving free hand in conduct of operations”.
Gen Dalbir Singh praised the Indian Army saying ,”Indian army delievered that in the last 2 and a half years. Indian Army is fully prepared and well trained to tackle any challenges be it external or internal. I strongly believe that actions must speak louder than words.”
“In 2012, we had killed 67 terrorists, 65 in 2013 & killed 141 terrorists alone in J&K this year,” said General Dalbir Singh on his last day as the Army Chief.
(With ANI/PTI inputs)
Lt Gen Bipin Rawat’s appointment as the new Army Chief had created a controversy as it superseding seniors Lt Gen Bakshi and Southern Army commander Lt Gen PM Hariz. It had also sparked a fierce political row between a section of the Opposition and the government.