Modi to celebrate Diwali with soldiers at LoC
New Delhi, November 4, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will celebrate Diwali on Thursday with soldiers deployed on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, according to official sources.
The sources said the celebrations will take place in the Nowshera sector.
The decision of the Prime Minister to celebrate the "Festival of Lights" with the soldiers comes at a time when the army is carrying out one of the longest anti-terror operations in the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri.
Eleven soldiers have been killed during the last three weeks in the two districts where a fresh spurt of violence has been witnessed recently.
Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane carried out an aerial survey on Wednesday on the eve of Modi's arrival in the area.
This would be the second time that the Prime Minister will celebrate Diwali with the soldiers in Rajouri district after the first in 2019.