Modi celebrates Diwali with LoC troops


SRINAGAR, Oct 20 (TNS): Indian  Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday, celebrated Diwali with troops posted along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Gurez sector and lauded the soldiers for their sacrifice saying he considers them his family.

In an unannounced visit, Modi arrived at Gurez on Thursday to celebrate Diwali with the Army and BSF soldiers posted along the LoC, officials said.

He spent two hours with the soldiers in Gurez valley, which is at a shouting distance from Azad Kashmi. Chief of the Army Staff Gen B S Rawat and other senior Army officers were present on the occasion.