- PM Modi was on his way to Sikkim to inaugurate Pakyong Airport
- PM Modi reached Sikkim in an MI-8 chopper from Bagdogra
- PM Modi called the place "serene and splendid" on Twitter
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Sikkim to inaugurate the Pakyong Airport today. On his way to Sikkim, PM Modi shared some beautiful pictures of the Himalayan state on Twitter.
PM Modi called the state "serene and splendid" and used the hashtag Incredible India, which is the tagline for India's tourism. Other adjectives that the prime minister used to describe the state were "enchanting and incredible.
PM Modi reached Sikkim in an MI-8 chopper from Bagdogra and was received by Governor Ganga Prasad, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling and others at Libing Army Helipad. The Pakyong airport is located around 60 km from the Indo-China border.
Take a look at the pictures here:
Sikkim's dream of having an airport will come true nine years after a foundation stone of the greenfield airport was laid, around 33 km from Gangtok, in 2009. PM Modi reached Sikkim after launching the Ayushman Bharat- National Health Protection Mission from Ranchi on Sunday.