“We never thought of meeting the Prime Minister Narendra Modi whose visit make our Diwali a memorable one,” one of the soldiers said
New Delhi: Every year Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrates Diwali with the India army soldiers. This year also after celebrations of Diwali with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Army personnel guarding the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir were ecstatic and they said are happy and proud after PM surprise visit.
PM Modi visited the border district in the Jammu region, his first to Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370, coinciding with Infantry Day celebrations.
The Prime Minister interacted with the soldiers at BG Brigade headquarters in the town. A majority of the jubilant soldiers avoided comment on the prime minister’s visit, only a few talked to the reporters in a hurry while leaving the venue.
“We never thought of meeting the Prime Minister Narendra Modi whose visit make our Diwali a memorable one,” one of the soldiers said.
A soldier said the visit of Modi was a big surprise and “we are feeling happy and proud after meeting him.”
Appreciating the Prime Minister for celebrating the Diwali festival with them, another soldier said such a gesture came as moral encouragement for the soldiers who are working round-the-clock to secure the borders of the country.
“Prime Minister is very good and lauded our role in protecting the border of the country. He assured that his government is behind forces and will do whatever possible for us in acknowledgment of our service to the nation,” said Soldier.
According to the official, the Pakistani army violated ceasefire along the LoC over 2,100 times this year, leaving 29 Indians dead and scores of others injured.