Srinagar: After spending time with soldiers at Siachen, the world's highest battlefield, Prime minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Srinagar. The PM will spend the next few hours of Diwali day at Jammu and Kashmir's capital city, which was hit by floods last month. Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag accompanied Mr Modi during his visit to Siachen.
PM Modi started his packed Diwali day with a visit to Siachen, the world's highest battlefield, where he told the jawans, "You make it possible for 125 crore Indians to celebrate Diwali happily. Your dreams and responsibilities are the responsibility of us all. The entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with you".
He is the first Prime Minister to visit Siachen in 10 years.
In a series of tweets, the PM paid tribute to thousands of soldiers, who, he said, stand firm, protecting the country. "Be it the altitude or bitter cold, nothing deters our soldiers. They stand there, serving our Nation. They make us truly proud," he said on Twitter.
He also conveyed Diwali greetings to President Pranab Mukherjee. 'Wished President Pranab Mukherjee a very Happy Diwali from Siachen! Am sure this would be among the most unique greetings Pranab Da received,' he tweeted
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