New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned back to India after his week-long visit to the United States. Thousands of people thronged New Delhi’s Palam airport to welcome the Prime . At the airport, Modi praised the soldiers on the third anniversary of the surgical strikes conducted by the army in 2016 on terrorist camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
While recalling the 2016 surgical strikes, Narendra Modi said, “Three years ago, on September 28, I stayed awake all night. Every moment, I was waiting for when will the telephone will ring. Three years ago, on the night of September 28, the brave soldiers of my country enhanced India's pride by conducting the surgical strike. Remembering that night, I salute the courage of our brave soldiers.”
The Prime Minister thanked the people who had come in large numbers to receive him at the airport. “After winning the elections in 2014, I had gone to the United Nations. But this time, I observed a big change in their attitude towards India. The credit for their increased respect for India goes to 130 crore Indians,” the Prime Minister said.
Before Narendra Modi’s arrival at the airport, the people who had gathered could be seen performing cultural dances and playing patriotic tunes to welcome Modi who had showcased the country’s achievements before the international community. When he arrived, the crowd started chanting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai.’