PM Narendra Modi celebrates Diwali with soldiers near China border


SHIMLA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday celebrated Diwali with soldiers in a remote and strategic area in Himachal Pradesh, adjoining the Chinese border.

Modi also made an unscheduled trip to a village, Chango, and said he was “deeply touched by the impromptu reception and their joy”.

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Dressed in olive green, the Prime Minister interacted with men from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), the Dogra Scouts and the army at Sumdoh.Dogra Scouts and the army at Sumdo ..

The Prime Minister also met personnel of the General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF), a wing of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) that maintains highways, at Sumdoh, an official said.

Modi then spent some time with the locals in Chango village in Kinnaur district, known for its delicious apples.

Villagers taken aback by the Prime Minister’s arrival raised slogans hailing him. Dressed in warm clothes, Modi spent time with the residents of the village including women a ..