PM Modi returns from US, pays tribute to soldiers of surgical strike
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to India after his one-week long tour from the United States. Soon after his arrival on the Palam airport, PM Modi gave a rich tribute to the soldiers of the Indian Army who were a part of the surgical strike three years ago in PoK.
Tribute to soldiers
PM Modi praised the soldier's contribution and said they made India proud and kept its pride and dignity in front of the world by carrying out surgical strikes in 2016.
"Today is September 28. Three years ago, I have not slept for a moment. I stayed awake and waited as to when I will get a call. Three years ago, the brave soldiers of my country carried out surgical strike showcasing India’s honour, pride and dignity with more power to the world," PM Modi was quoted as saying by ANI.
While greeting his party members, he said, “Remembering that night, I salute the courage of our brave soldiers and greet them.”
The tribute from PM Narendra Modi comes one day after he highlighted how world needs to unite against terrorism at the UNGA address in New York.
Attitude of gratitude
As thousands of people at the airport celebrated his homecoming with banners and slogans, PM Modi waved hand towards them and thanked the 1.3 billion citizens of India for the huge success of his global visit.
“I want to thank you all for coming in large numbers. This has been a memorable welcome back home. On this occasion, I bow to each and every Indian,” he said.
He said after assuming office in 2014, he had gone to the UN and he went again this time, but in these five years, he said he has seen have seen a big change. “The respect for India, the enthusiasm towards India has increased significantly. This is due to the 130 crore Indians,” he added.
After assuming office in 2014 I went to the @UN. I went to the UN even now. In these five years, I have seen a big change.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 28, 2019
The respect for India, the enthusiasm towards India has increased significantly. This is due to the 130 crore Indians: PM @narendramodi