Strong or influential corrupt forces won't be spared: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday landed in Kargil to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights with soldiers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday landed in Kargil to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights with soldiers. @PMOIndia/Twitter

 New Delhi, Oct 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said that those who indulge in corruption will not be spared, however influential or strong they may be. Addressing soldiers in Kargil on the occasion of Diwali, he said that such corrupt forces for many years blocked progress, but now all those gaps are being filled.

Modi's comments have come at a time when the Government has cancelled the FCRA licence of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, leading to political sparring between the Congress and BJP.

Modi further said that following the Government's Atmanirbhar Bharat plan, all three defence forces will now make 400 weapons indigenously.

He said that soon soldiers would be able to use modern indigenous weapons while the Government is preparing state-of-the-art infrastructure in frontline areas to strengthen the country's defence.

Kargil, the PM said, has been witness to all victories against Pakistan and also reminisced about his visit there during the Kargil conflict in 1999.

He said that in today's global perspective, Diwali symbolises the end of terrorism, and therefore, it is imperative to spread the message of peace on the occasion.

Modi had reached Kargil earlier in the morning, to celebrate Diwali with personnel posted there.

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