Jaitley hails armed forces’ role in protecting border, internal security


Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hailed the role of armed forces in handling challenges on the border as well as the internal security environment in Jammu and Kashmir and northeastern states.

“Our armed forces have played a stellar role in meeting the challenges we have been facing on our borders as well as in managing the internal security environment both in Jammu and Kashmir and the North East,” Jaitley said while delivering his Union Budget 2018-19 speech in Lok Sabha.

Jaitley said “I would like to place on record our appreciation for the efforts and the sacrifices made by the three services in defending the interests of the Nation.”

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