Bhopal: Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday lauded the valour of the Indian armed forces at the Shaurya Samman Sabha here and said that the nation has always set great example of courage for the world.
Parrikar while addressing the ex-servicemen in 'Shaurya Samman Sabha' said, "This nation has always displayed valour from Shiva ji Maharaj to Rana Pratap.
“The courage and valour of our armed forces was witnessed by the world in the wars of 1947, 1965 and 1971 the valour.
“This monument is to commemorate their sacrifice. And this is coming at a time when our armed forces have once again displayed their valour."
Parrikar earlier this week said the Indian Army and 127 crore people of the nation should be applauded for the operation.
Speaking at the 'Strengthening India's Defence Capabilities' event, Parrikar said, "127 crore people of this country and the Indian armed forces deserve the credit for the surgical strikes. Now, it should be clear where the credit lies. I don't take it."
India conducted surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) on September 29.