Prime Minister Modi's Diwali 2021 with forces gets underway at Naushera
During his stay in the sector, Prime Minister Modi will review the security apparatus of the region.
As part of his tradition to celebrate Diwali with the brave hearts who are deployed along the border areas to defend the sovereignty of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reached the Naushera sector in Jammu & Kashmir's Rajouri district. The prime minister is likely to visit the forward areas of Naushera-Rajouri. During his stay in the sector, Prime Minister Modi will also review the security apparatus of the region.
The region has seen a number of infiltration and terror activities in the past month. In the Poonch and Rajouri region, a total of 11 Indian Army troops were killed in anti-terror operations that were carried out against the terrorists who sneaked in from the Pakistan side. In 2019 too, the prime minister had celebrated the festival with the troops in the same sector.
A day ago, Indian Army chief General MM Naravane had arrived in Jammu and visited the forward areas. Accompanied by top Indian Army commanders, the prime minister will be briefed on the current security situation in the region. The region has been relatively peaceful since the reiteration of ceasefire violation in February this year between the DGMOs of India and Pakistan.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter to greet the nation a very happy Diwali. In his wishes, the Prime Minister hoped that the festival would bring happiness, peace and prosperity to citizens.
This is the second visit of Prime Minister Modi to Rajouri for Diwali. He had visited the same sector in2019 as well. Last year, the Prime Minister had spent time with soldiers in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer. during the occasion, he had lit diyas with soldiers, exchanged sweets with them and boosted their morale. During the last visit, the Prime Minister had said that for him being among the soldiers was like being among his family.