PM Modi celebrating Diwali with Jammu & Kashmir Flood Victims
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent his Diwali morning on Thursday at the Siachen glacier, lauding India’s armed forces and saying “125 crore Indians can celebrate Diwali today and go about their lives in comfort because the jawans guard the borders.” Modi made a day-long visit to Jammu & Kashmir which was hit by floods in September. Addressing troops at Siachen ahead of his visit to the state capital Srinagar, he said all of India was behind them. “As the country’s pradhan sewak, I have the opportunity to be with you here. I have come to spend my first Diwali as prime minister with you,” he said.