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PM Modi reaches Gurez valley in J&K to celebrate Diwali with troops

Later, he was seen exchanging candies and greetings with the troops.

The PM flew to Srinagar en route to the Gurez Sector in Kashmir's Bandipora district on Thursday morning to meet with Corps soldiers and officers. Therefore, he had come among jawans, whom he considers his family.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman celebrated the festival of lights Diwali with soldiers.

Modi said he gets new energy when he spends time among the jawans and soldiers of the armed forces and appreciated their penance and sacrifice, amid harsh conditions.

Sources said that Prime Minister will have launch with the soldiers.

"The uniform has enormous respect, be it the Army, Navy or Air Force".

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Protecting the motherland, far from your loved ones, displaying the highest traditions of sacrifice, all soldiers at the nation's borders, are symbols of bravery and dedication, Modi said.

Today, the festival of light across the country is a festival of Diwali.

"If we all take a resolution and work on it, then 125 crore Indians will bring India ahead by 125 crore steps by 2022, the 75th year of Independence", said Prime Minister Modi. Later, she was given a comprehensive brief on the security environment and thrust areas of the Command.

Last Diwali, the PM visited a remote and strategic area in Himachal Pradesh+, adjoining the Chinese border, and celebrated with troops.

This is the second time that Modi is celebrating Diwali with troops in Kashmir after he became the PM. He spent his first Diwali as Prime Minister also in Kashmir, in Siachen, in the aftermath of devastating floods in the Valley.



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