On the occasion of Diwali, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation through a Twitter post. He is celebrating this year’s Diwali with troops of the Indian Army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on the China border in Uttrakhand.
— ANI (@ANI) October 19, 2017
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 19, 2017
The government has given a Diwali gift to the soldiers guarding the country’s borders. The soldiers and officers are required to pay a monthly fee of Rs 500 to use the Digital Satellite Phone Terminal (DSPT). Not only that, the call charges of Rs 5 per minute are also high.
So to ensure that the Defence personnel can talk without worrying about the expenses, the government has decided to waive off the monthly fee of Rs 500 and slash the telephone charges to Re 1 per minute. Modi had celebrated Diwali with the army last year, too.
— Defence News India (@defencenewsin) October 19, 2017
-Source: India Today, edited by Aruni Sunil