Taking forward the tradition of spending Diwali with the soldiers serving the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday celebrated the festival of lights this time at Longewala post in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer.
However, this time the PM grabbed the media’s attention with his dynamic look, tank ride and his heated speech like never before. Sending warning signals to Pakistan and China, he said the entire world knew that India won’t compromise on its interests even one bit.
Every year, I cherish spending Diwali with our security forces. It is a way of reaffirming our solidarity with them, as they bravely protect the nation and ensure our country can scale new heights of progress.
Here are some glimpses from Longewala today. pic.twitter.com/hhtj4S7Gyp
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 14, 2020
Taking a swipe at China without naming it, Modi lashed out that the world is troubled by “expansionist forces” and expansionism shows a “distorted mindset” that belongs to the 18th century. “If someone tries to test us at the border, then the answer will be befitting,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today as he paid tribute to soldiers and their sacrifices.
These remarks in Jaisalmer comes a day after eleven people including five soldiers were killed in ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in several areas in north Jammu and Kashmir. Modi was accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Bipin Rawat, Border Security Force (BSF) Director General Rakesh Asthana and Army Chief MM Naravane at Longewala.