Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chorused the 'Bharat Mata Ki Ji' slogan with army jawans at Nowshera in Jammu and Kashmir.
He lauded the soldiers for serving on Indian borders and pointed out that security personnel were the "suraksha kawach" (armour) of the nation.
The Prime Minister further said that it is because of the soldiers that people can sleep peacefully.
"Our soldiers are the 'suraksha kawach' of 'Maa Bharti'. It is because of you all that people of our country can sleep peacefully and there is happiness during festivals," the Prime Minister said while addressing the soldiers at
"I have spent each Diwali with soldiers guarding our borders. Today, I have brought along with me the blessings of crores of Indians for our soldiers here," he said.
The Prime Minister continued his annual tradition of celebrating Diwali with soldiers. He left from Delhi for Nowshera today with minimum security arrangements.
Notably, PM Modi has been visiting soldiers on Diwali, ever since he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat.