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Surgical Strike 2nd anniversary: At Commanders meet in Jodhpur, PM Modi salutes valour of jawans

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Nabanita Chakorborty | Updated on: 28 Sep 2018, 03:46:15 PM
Surgical Strike anniversary: PM Modi inaugurates Parakram Parv (Photo Source: PTI)

New Delhi:

A day ahead of the second anniversary of the surgical strike on September 29, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated an Army exhibition named Parakram Parv at Jodhpur Military Station on Friday. The exhibition is organised by Konark Corps on Indian Army's combat capability to celebrate two years of the historic surgical strike across the LoC. The event is scheduled to take place between 9 am to 10:15 am.

Post that, PM Modi along with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will attend the Combined Commanders' conference at the Jodhpur Air Force Station Friday. Besides, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, three services chiefs and several key military and civil officials of the Defence Ministry will take part in the conference.

Here are the LIVE updates:

12:38 pm: "Nation is proud of brave military power that is determined and devoted to the safety of the motherland. My warm regards to the Bravehearts who perform supreme sacrifice and are symbols of inspiration for every generation," PM Modi wrote in the visitors book at Jodhpur's Konark War memorial.

# 12:00 pm:

# 10:30 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Parakram Parv in Jodhpur. He was accompanied with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. 

# 09:57 am: Prime Minister Modi visits the Konark stadium in Jodhpur.

# 09:45 am: PM Modi signs the visitors' book at Konark War Memorial.

# 09:35 am: Narendra Modi lays the wreath at Konark War Memorial in Jodhpur.

# 09:26 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi signs the visitors' book at the Air Force Station.

# 09:21 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi accorded 'guard of honour' at Jodhpur airport.

# 09:20 am: CM Vasundhara Raje, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, Air Force Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba received PM Modi at the airport.

# 09:15 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Jodhpur Airport, Rajasthan.

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Keeping in mind the security arrangements, a team of the Special Protection Group (SPG), tasked with the prime minister's 'proximate security' has reached Jodhpur to take stock of the areas in the vicinity of the Military and Air Force stations.

The prime minister will leave for New Delhi after completion of the conference this afternoon.

Meanwhile, Sitharaman will also pay a visit to India Gate lawns, New Delhi to commemorate the inauguration of Parakram Parv and will also interact with children.

The three-day exhibition, which will kick-start at 6:30 pm today, will stream different movies and photographs showcasing valour and courage of the Armed Forces. Citizens from across India will be allowed to send their messages to soldiers by signing on the huge digital canvas, installed in the campus.

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Apart from that, letters addressed to soldiers by school children and captured weapons of terrorists will also be on the display. Celebrations will take place at 53 other locations in 51 cities all over the country.

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On September 29, 2016, the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on seven terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) as a response to an attack on its base in Uri earlier that month.

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First Published : 28 Sep 2018, 08:17:41 AM

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