Modi celebrates Diwali with forces along LoC in J&KLast updated on Oct 19, 2017, 03:43 pm
PM Narendra Modi celebrated the festival of lights with troops posted along the LoC in Gurez valley of J&K.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat, Northern Command chief Lt General Devraj Anbu and Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen JS Sandhu accompanied him.
Afterwards, Modi might visit Mana post along the Sino-India border. Sources said ITBP is ready to host him in Kedarnath sector.
'Spending time with our Forces gives me new energy'
Spending time with our Forces gives me new energy. We exchanged sweets & interacted. Happy to know the Jawans practice Yoga regularly. pic.twitter.com/zvHmaO8bPv— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 19, 2017
Most of Modi's last three Diwalis spent with security personnel
Modi had spent Diwali 2014 with the people of Kashmir, when the state was recovering from devastating floods.
In 2015, he was at a war memorial along the Indo-Pak border near Amritsar. Last year, he met security personnel in Himachal Pradesh.
While meeting the personnel this time, he lauded them for practising yoga regularly.
A day after Diwali, he will visit the Kedarnath shrine.