Soldiers in Poonch district of Jammu celebrate Diwali

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He has also spent time with forces along the Punjab border and on the Siachen Glacier. I saw floating BOP, how you are working in the ocean.

PM Modi extended Diwali wishes in a picture signed by him along with a caption: दीपावली के पावन पर्व पर सभी देशवासियों को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं। #Happy Diwali to everyone!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated Diwali with troops posted along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez Sector and lauded the soldiers for their penance and sacrifice saying he considers them his family. President Trump said he greatly valued his "very strong relationship" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"The jawans who leave Armed Forces after completing their duty tenure, can become excellent yoga trainers subsequently", Modi added.

From Prime Minister Narendra Modi's impromptu Gurez visit to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's visit to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, many politicians chose to celebrate Diwali this year with the Indian troops and the marginalised sections of our society.

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In the vistor's book at the Gurez valley, the PM wrote, "Protecting the Motherland, far from your loved ones, displaying the highest traditions of sacrifice, all soldiers at the nation's borders, are symbols of bravery and dedication".

The Prime Minister spoke of the new resolve that each Indian citizen must make for 2022, the 75th anniversary of independence. The presence of fearless soldiers at the border, on this festive occasion, lights the lamp of hope, and generates new energy among crores of Indians.

On One Rank One Pension (OROP), Modi said this question was hanging for the last 40 years, but they have done it.

This is the fourth consecutive Diwali Modi has celebrated with soldiers. I was happy when the officers of the army said do not worry and if you want to divide it in four parts, do it because we do not want to become a burden on the nation. We are all one family, and it is a great feeling to celebrate Diwali among family members.

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