PM Narendra Modi, Army Chief Celebrates Diwali in J&K’s Gurez

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in the Gurez Sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district to celebrate Diwali with the troops there.

According to ANI, the PM arrived here this morning to celebrate Diwali with the troops of 15 Corps in Gurez Sector.

He was accompanied by Army chief General Bipin Rawat, Northern Command chief Lt General Devraj Anbu and Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen J S Sandhu.

Addressing the troops, PM Modi said that the Union Govt is committed to welfare and betterment of armed forces in every way possible.

The PM also mentioned the implementation of OROP scheme by the Centre.

On a lighter note, PM Modi said that jawans who leave armed forces after completing their duty tenure can become excellent yoga trainers subsequently.

This is the second time that Modi is celebrating Diwali with troops in Kashmir after he became the PM. His first visit was in 2014.

In 2016, the Modi had met the jawans of the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Indian Army and Dogra Scouts in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh on Diwali.