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PM Modi Pumps Morale of Troops In Siachen

PM Modi Pumps Morale of Troops In Siachen
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On Diwali on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent time with the soldiers posted on Siachen Glacier to send the message that all Indians stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them.

New Delhi:On Diwali on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent time with the soldiers posted on Siachen Glacier to send the message that all Indians stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them.
Modi also greeted President Pranab Mukherjee from the icy heights on Diwali.
“Perhaps this is the first time that a PM has got the wonderful opportunity of spending time with our Jawans on this auspicious day of Diwali.
From the icy heights of Siachen Glacier & with the brave Jawans & Officers of the Armed Forces, I wish all of you a Happy Diwali.
Wished President Pranab Mukherjee a very Happy Diwali from Siachen! Am sure this would be among the most unique greetings Pranab Da received,” the Prime Minister tweeted.
Before leaving from Delhi, Modi had said that he was flying to Siachen with a message that everyone stands behind our soldiers guarding the border.
‘You make it possible for all Indians to celebrate', PM Modi tells jawans in Siachen
“Am going to Siachen with a message from each and every Indian to our soldiers, that we stand shoulder to shoulder with you,” he said.
Praising the country's sentinels, Modi said, “Be it the altitude or bitter cold, nothing deters our soldiers. They stand there, serving our Nation. They make us truly proud.”
After his brief visit to Siachen, Modi will travel to Srinagar to meet the flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir.
"After the Siachen visit I will continue with my scheduled visit to Srinagar to spend time with those affected due to the recent floods," Modi said on the micro-blogging site.
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