RAJOURI (J&K), Oct 27 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated Diwali with soldiers of Indian Army at the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
This is in continuation with the tradition set by Prime Minister himself. This is the third time he has celebrated Diwali with the real heroes in Jammu and Kashmir.
Modi visited the �Hall of Fame� in Rajouri where he paid homage to the soldiers and citizens, who laid down their lives to protect Rajouri and Poonch sectors. He also visited the Pathankot airbase to meet the brave air warriors of Indian Air Force.
Addressing the soldiers, Modi said everyone endeavours to travel far and wide to celebrate the festival of Diwali with family and likewise, he too travelled to be with the members of his family, the brave jawans of the armed forces.
The Prime Minister recalled the valour and supreme sacrifices made by the armed forces on October 27, 1947, which is also celebrated as the Infantry Day, and listed the steps being taken by the government to further strengthen and modernize the Indian defence forces. � IANS