In line with his apply of celebrating Diwali with troopers for the reason that NDA authorities got here to energy in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is anticipated to spend the pageant with troops deployed at a ahead base within the western sector, officers acquainted with the event mentioned on Friday.
The PM is likely to celebrate Diwali with troopers in Jaisalmer despite the fact that his ultimate itinerary has been stored beneath wraps, the officers mentioned asking not to be named.
He spent his first Diwali with troopers as PM in Siachen in 2014 in a uncommon and unannounced go to. He has adopted the apply yearly by celebrating the pageant with troopers in ahead areas.
His go to is anticipated to enhance the morale of troopers at a time Indian is locked in a border dispute with China in japanese Ladakh and the scenario alongside the Line of Control with Pakistan has additionally been risky.
“The details of the PM’s itinerary are not known but he is expected to visit Jaisalmer and interact with troops there. His message to troops will boost the morale of front-line soldiers,” the officers mentioned. Preparations have additionally been made at one other location in the identical sector for the PM to spend Diwali with troopers, the officers mentioned.
PM Modi expressed gratitude to troopers for his or her service on the eve of Diwali.
“This Diwali, let us also light a Diya as a #Salute2Soldiers who fearlessly protect our nation. Words can’t do justice to the sense of gratitude we have for our soldiers for their exemplary courage. We are also grateful to the families of those on the borders,” Modi tweeted.