PM Modi Celebrates Diwali With Indian Army In J&K's Rajouri
Updated: October 27, 2019 17:09 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated the festival of lights with the soldiers of the Indian Army in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir today. The PM's visit coincided with Infantry Day celebrations, which is observed to mark the landing of first Indian troops in Jammu and Kashmir in 1947 to push back Pakistan-supported intruders.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Rajouri district to celebrate Diwali with Army troops guarding the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
PM Modi directly flew to the Army Brigade Headquarters in the border district to interact with the troops deployed along the LoC, officials said.
While interacting with soldiers, PM Modi thanked them on behalf of the people of India for their monumental service. Their vigilance and valour keeps our nation safe, he said.
This is for the third time that the prime minister visited Jammu and Kashmir to celebrate Diwali with the troops in the border state since 2014, and first after the abrogation of Article 370 provisions.
After celebrating Diwali with the soldiers of the Indian Army in Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir, PM Modi said it is always a matter of great joy to be able to interact with these courageous personnel.