Panaji, Jan. 14 -- Union Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Defence Sripad Naik on Tuesday said the youth of the state should be recruited in large numbers so that Goa's reputation would increase even further.

Speaking at an Army function organized in the city to mark the 72nd Army Day, he said the fair was organized to inspire the youth of the state.

Mr Naik recalled a surgical strike during the tenure of former Defence Minister late Manohar Parrikar and said the military had shown its power to the world in the form of a surgical strike.

''The Indian Army is the best in the world. Not only during wartime, but in natural disasters, the military is at the forefront of rescue and assistance. In...