Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley 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.

Arun Jaitley said while Delivering in Union Budget “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 “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.”