NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday stressed the need to include the stories of gallantry and sacrifices of the brave soldiers in 1965 Indo-Pak War in the school curriculum.
Addressing, the tri-services seminar on the Golden Jubilee Commemoration of 1965 Indo-Pak War, Parrikar said, “The stories of gallantry and sacrifices of the brave soldiers in 1965 Indo-Pak War should be included in the school curriculum. This is essential so as to instil the spirit of patriotism and values in the minds of the future generations.”
Describing the role of Armed forces in the war, the Defence Minister also said, “In this War, despite limitations the Indian Armed Forces displayed their spirited professional approach and gained considerable praise and respect of all the countrymen.”
“The present day environment also requires a similar approach, with alertness and readiness, so that we can deter any such action and ensure a peaceful environment,” he added.
He also expressed his deep respect and gratitude to the brave service personnel who took part in the 1965 War and displayed exceptional courage and valour.
The two-day seminar was inaugurated by the Vice President Hamid Ansari in the midst of several retired Service Chiefs, War Veterans and Senior Officers from the three Services and Ministry of Defence.