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Diwali 2021: PM Modi to celebrate festival of lights with soldiers along LoC

As per the sources, the Prime Minister's celebration of Diwali with the jawans is a part of his tradition that he initiated in 2014.
 

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New Delhi, First Published Nov 3, 2021, 4:23 PM IST
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to celebrate Diwali with the Indian Army troops along the line of control, bordering with Pakistan in Rajouri sector on November 4. 

As per the sources, the Prime Minister's celebration of Diwali with the jawans is a part of his tradition that he initiated in 2014. Along with Rajouri, he will also meet the jawans in Naushera sector.

Last year, the Prime Minister spent time with soldiers in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer while in 2019, he celebrated in the same sector, Rajouri. 

The Rajouri region has been in limelight due to fierce gun fighting between Indian troops and terrorists who have infiltrated in the area. The encounter went on for over 20 days. 

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As per the sources, the encounter has been stopped after 21 days. However, no official words have come on the issue. 

This was the longest-ever operation that the troops had carried out against the terrorists. In this encounter, a total of 11 Indian Army personnel, including a Lieutenant-rank officer were killed. 

PM Modi, who arrived this morning after his 5-day visit to Italy and the UK, held meeting with chief ministers of states with low vaccination. 

He also asked 40 district magistrates and district collectors to increase the vaccination drive so that everyone can be jabbed at the earliest.

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