India will use its instruments of national power to protect its sovereignty: Prez Mukherjee

New Delhi [India], Apr. 15 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said that India will use all its instruments of national power in order to protect its sovereignty.

"Any nation draws its strength from all elements of national power and the capabilities of its Armed Forces are a major source of national power. Although we are a peace loving nation, we will use all instruments of national power in order to protect our sovereignty," President Mukherjee said while awarding Standards to Armoured Corps Centre and School Ahmednagar here today.

President Mukherjee expressed his confidence in the brave soldiers and said the forces would rise to the occasion, as they have done in the past to meet the challenges and emerge victorious.

The President also complimented the brave men of the Armoured Corps Centre and School for their impeccable turnout and outstanding precision in the parade they displayed on the occasion.

Since its inception in 1948, the Armoured Corps Centre and School has distinguished itself in service of the nation. The organisation was honoured in recognition of its selfless devotion, professionalism and dedication to service. (ANI)