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Will spend Diwali with troops: Modi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Tuesday said he would celebrate Wednesday with Army jawans and share pictures of his experience.

Responding to greetings from Benjamin Netanyahu, said, "Every year, I visit our border areas and surprise our troops. This year too, will spend with our brave troops. Spending time with them is special."

He said he would share the photos of the same Wednesdayevening.

also thanked Bibi, as Netanyahu is called, for the Diwali wishes.

Sources in the government had Monday said the would offer prayers at the

"On behalf of the people of Israel, I would like to wish my dear friend @narendramodi and the people of a joyous Diwali. May this luminous bring you happiness and prosperity. Reply to this tweet with the name of the city where you're celebrating!," the premier had tweeted.

After becoming the prime minister in 2014, Modi had spent Diwali at Siachen with Army jawans.

In 2015, he had visited the border on Diwali. His visit had coincided with 50 years of the 1965 Indo-Pak war.

The next year, Modi was in Himachal Pradesh, where he spent time with the (ITBP) personnel at a border outpost.

He had spent his fourth Diwali as prime minister with soldiers at Gurez in last year.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 23:15 IST