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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking to the Officers and Jawans of the Indian Armed Forces, at Siachen Base Camp, during his surprise visit to Siachen, on October 23, 2014.

Ahead of a planned trip to Srinagar to spend the day with the flood-hit people there, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a suprise visit to Siachen on Thursday to celebrate Diwali with soldiers who defend the nation in one of the most inhospitable and difficult terrains.

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