PM opens Parakram Parv to mark  2nd anniversary of surgical strikes

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Sep 2018 09:55:02


 

JODHPUR,

(PTI),

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated on Friday the “Parakram Parv” exhibition at the military station here to mark the second anniversary of the surgical strikes carried out by the Army across the Line of Control.

In the visitors’ book at the Konark War Memorial here, Modi wrote that the country is proud of its Armed Forces which are committed to the defence of the motherland. Writing in Gujarati, he paid homage to martyrs who made the “ultimate sacrifice”, saying they will be a source of inspiration for generations.He took a tour of the exhibition showcasing the combat capabilities of the Indian Army.

Modi was accompanied by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. On September 29, 2016, the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on seven terrorist launchpads across the LoC in retaliation to an attack on its base in Uri earlier that month.