Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Wednesday called on the security forces to not just defend the nation but also win the hearts of the countrymen.
“I agree that the responsibility of defending the country is on all of you,” he said while addressing troops at the Army’s Rajouri-based 25 Div headquarters. “I want to make a very special request from all of you – while fulfilling the responsibility of defending the nation, you also have a bigger responsibility of winning the hearts of your countrymen on your shoulders.”
Pointing out that he knows security forces make efforts in that direction and there may be mistakes sometimes, he said the effort should be to avoid such mistakes in which any citizen is hurt.
“While serving the nation, also keep yourself connected with its people and win their confidence,” he said, adding that “you can play an important role in it”. “I admit that you have been playing such a role, but there is a need to perform it more seriously,” he said.