14 November 2020 14:34
TAP TO UNMUTE PM Modi addressing soldiers in Jaisalmer | Photo Credit: ANI Key Highlights PM Modi is spending Diwali with BSF jawans in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan CDS General Bipin Rawat, Army chief MM Naravane and BSF head Rakesh Asthana are also accompanying PM Modi New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reached Jaisalmer in Rajasthan to celebrate Diwali with Indian soldiers stationed at the border. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Bipin Rawat, Army chief MM Naravane and Border Security Force (BSF) Director General Rakesh Asthana are also accompanying him in Jaisalmer today. While addressing the jawans at Longewala, PM Modi first greeted them Diwali and asserted that he has brought well wishes from every citizen of the country. As long as you are there, this country's Diwali celebrations will continue to be, in full swing and luminescence, he said. Lauding the valour of soldiers stationed in Jaisalmer, PM Modi said that whenever history on the excellence of soldiers will be written and read, the Battle of Longewala will be remembered.
#WATCH: Whenever history on the excellence of soldiers will be written and read, the Battle of Longewala will be remembered: PM Narendra Modi in Jaisalmer, #Rajasthan pic.twitter.com/d6KSUw7bzZ — ANI (@ANI) November 14, 2020 Every Indian is proud of the strength and valour of our soldiers. No power in the world can stop our brave soldiers from guarding the borders of our country," he added. Shifting focus to India's defence capability, PM Modi said that the country is working rapidly to increase its defence capability and make its defence sector Atmanirbhar. Taking a veiled dig at China, he said, "Today the whole world is troubled by expansionist forces. #WATCH: Today the whole world is troubled by expansionist forces.
The Prime Minister is in Longewala to celebrate #Diwali with security forces. In another address to soldiers in Jaisalmer, Prime Minister Modi said, "If anyone casts an evil eye on us, our soldiers reply to them befittingly. Indian Armed Forces have shown that they can strike on terrorist havens anywhere, anytime," he said. #WATCH: Today, country's Army is engaged in military exercises with other big countries. We are engaged in strategic partnerships to fight against terrorism: PM Narendra Modi in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan pic.twitter.com/SqjAI4OD81 — ANI (@ANI) November 14, 2020 During his address to the soldiers, PM Modi stressed that while the Indian armed forces are capable of dealing with the enemies, they are at the forefront to help people during disasters. He praised the incredible efforts of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Navy in rescuing people who were stranded in other countries due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Prime Minister asserted that the Indian armed forces worked on a war footing during the pandemic and contributed at every level ensuring the availability of masks, sanitizers, PPE kits, medical equipment, and hospitals in the country. After concluding his second address, PM Modi laid a wreath and paid tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives in the line of duty in Longewala, Jaisalmer. #WATCH | Rajasthan: PM Narendra Modi took a ride on a tank in Longewala, Jaisalmer, earlier today. He was in Longewala to celebrate #Diwali with security forces. He then took a ride on a tank in Longewala and later distributed sweets to jawans stationed there. Diwali 2020: Apart from riding a tank, PM Modi also laid a wreath and paid tribute to the soldiers of the Indian Armed Force who lost their lives on the line of duty. Jaisalmer | Jagran News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday continued his tradition of celebrating the Diwali with the soldiers of the Armed Forces and arrived at the Longewala border outpost in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer. During his visit to the Longewala border outpost, the Prime Minister met the soldiers of the Border Security Force (BSF) and lauded their efforts while protecting the country. PM Modi also took a ride on a tank in Longewala. Apart from riding a tank, PM Modi also laid a wreath and paid tribute to the soldiers of the Indian Armed Force who lost their lives on the line of duty during his visit to Jaisalmer's Longewala. #VIDEO | Prime Minister @narendramodi lays a wreath and pays tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives in the line of duty, during his visit to Longewala, Jaisalmer While celebrating the Diwali with jawans, the Prime Minister was also seen distributing sweets among the soldiers of the BSF in Longewala. Since assuming the office in 2014, PM Modi has regularly visited border outposts to celebrate his Diwali. On Saturday, he visited he met the soldiers of the BSF at the Longewala border outpost and said the no power in the world can stop India's brave soldiers from guarding the borders of the country. I would like to wish all our security forces on the occasion of Diwali. No power in the world can stop our brave soldiers from guarding the borders of our country. This country is happy and we are celebrating festivals because of your existence," said PM Modi. No force in the world can prevent our soldiers from protecting our borders, said PM Modi, adding that India has shown that it has strength and the political will to give a befitting reply to those challenging it.