PM’s surprise visit to Siachen; celebrates Diwali with officers and jawans of the Indian Armed Forces
PM to jawans: I come to celebrate my first Diwali as PM with you. Happy to be among my own.
PM to jawans: You make it possible for 125 crore Indians to celebrate Diwali happily.
“Your dreams and responsibilities are the responsibility of us all. The entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with you.”
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today made a surprise visit to Siachen. Addressing officers and jawans of the Indian Armed Forces at Siachen Base Camp at a height of over 12,000 feet, he praised their valour and courage, saying that 125 crore Indians could celebrate Diwali today, and go about their lives in comfort, because the jawans stood guard at the borders, prepared to make every sacrifice for the nation. The nation is proud of all three wings of the armed forces, the Prime Minister added.