PM Modi arrives at Longewala post in Rajasthan to celebrate Diwali with soldiers
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the Longewala post on the Rajasthan border on Saturday morning to celebrate Diwali with the soldiers. Since coming to power in 2014, PM Modi has been celebrating Diwali with soldiers at the border. The PM is also accompanied by Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief General MM Narwana and Border Security Force (BSF) DG Rakesh Asthana. Longewala is the same post where in the 1971 war only 120 Indian jawans destroyed many tank troops of Pakistan. Let it be said that it is considered one of the most terrible tank wars in the world.
Prime Minister Modi on Friday appealed to the countrymen to light a lamp in honor of soldiers on Diwali. Modi tweeted, “Burn this Diwali in honor of all those soldiers who fearlessly protect the country.” The spirit of expressing gratitude by words towards soldiers for their exemplary bravery cannot do justice. We are also grateful to the families of the soldiers who stood on the borders. “The Prime Minister made the same appeal to the countrymen in his monthly radio program” Mann Ki Baat “last month.
Modi said in his address that this Diwali is also to remember those zabaz soldiers, who have also stood at the borders in these festivals and are serving and protecting Bharat Mata. He had said, “We have to celebrate our festivals by remembering them.” We have to light a lamp at home, in honor of these brave sons and daughters of Mother India. “
In 2019, PM Modi visited Rajouri and Pathankot airbases. In 2018, he visited Kedarnath and inspected a military outpost on the India-China border and in 2017, he visited the Gurez sector of North Kashmir. He celebrated his Diwali with the Indo-Tibetan Border Police in Himachal Pradesh in 2016 and in 2015 he visited the Punjab border.
The Longewala Post is a strategic post on the western border where the first major battle of the 1971 Battle, known as the Battle of Longewala, was fought. The battle that decided the war of 1971 took place in this desert area of Jaisalmer.