India prime minister Modi dedicates Diwali to the armed forces


Amid tension on the border with Pakistan, India prime minister Narendra Modi on Sunday (30) saluted the valour of the armed forces and lauded their sacrifice while dedicating the festival of Diwali to them. He hailed the people including celebrities for sending overwhelming messages to his “Sandesh2Soldiers” campaign. In his monthly “Mann ki Baat” programme on All India Radio, Modi also urged all citizens and state governments to find ways of forging unity across the country and working to defeat separatist tendencies and mentalities. In the wake of ongoing troubles in the Kashmir Valley, he said, “Unity in diversity is…

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