Thimphu, 15 December 2022 (TDI): The government of Bhutan is celebrating Armed Force’s Day today, 15 December 2022. The Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lotay Tshering tweeted about the occasion.

He said, “On this Armed Forces Day, I would like to express my deepest gratefulness and respect to the Royal Body Guard, Royal Bhutan Army, and Royal Bhutan Police for your duty and loyalty to the Tsa-Wa-Sum.”

The Bhutan Army is structured on a varied basis due to the nature of the country. They have unfalteringly shouldered the responsibilities of safeguarding the kingdom’s sovereignty and territorial integrity for decades.

 He went on to say that they have constantly helped the country in various forms ranging from security against violent extremism and other global issues.

The Prime Minister praised their good work saying they still protect the entry and exit points along all borders, helping them with close surveillance and monitoring. 

Adding to that, he stated that the Army in all circumstances has stayed strong for the country. Especially around wintertime, they have stayed out watching over the people to ensure that everyone has a safer life to live.

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Lotay Tshering also added that along with the people of Bhutan he sincerely acknowledged the colossal debt the country owes to the armed forces.

He also gave acknowledgment to the veterans who have worked hard to ensure that the army sees success for all these years. 

Furthermore, he also used this opportunity to encourage all the citizens of Bhutan to pay close attention to orders given by the army in order to make their work smooth and convenient.

He concluded by saying that all nationals of Bhutan respect this day and honor it due to the work the Army continues to do for them. Maximum security has been provided to them all and even those who are not nationals of the country.