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Bibi, my friend, thank you so much: PM Modi to Benjamin Netanyahu for Diwali wishes

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By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 7, 2018 10:32:48 am

Netanyahu Tuesday posted a tweet in Hindi wishing his “dear friend” PM Modi on Diwali, to which the prime minister also replied in Hebrew.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday extended greetings to the nation on the occasion of Diwali. In a message on Twitter, the PM said, “Happy Diwali! May this festival bring happiness, good health and prosperity in everyone’s lives. May the power of good and brightness always prevail!”

PM Modi Tuesday said that he would celebrate Diwali with Army jawans while responding to greetings from his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu. He further added that he would share the photos of the same by Wednesday evening. Modi also thanked Bibi, as Benjamin Netanyahu is called, for the Diwali wishes.

Netanyahu Tuesday posted a tweet in Hindi wishing his “dear friend” PM Modi on Diwali, to which the prime minister also replied in Hebrew.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Kedarnath shrine on Diwali and celebrate the festival with army jawans. Modi is scheduled to reach Kedarnath by 10 am and stay for an hour-and-a-half.  He will review work on the reconstruction projects and also offer prayers at the temple.

This is not the first time that PM Modi will celebrate Diwali with soldiers after becoming the Prime Minister.

In 2014, Modi had spent Diwali at Siachen with Army jawans and next year, he had visited the Punjab border. His visit had also coincided with 50 years of the 1965 Indo-Pak war.

In 2016, Modi was in Himachal Pradesh, where he spent time with the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel at a border outpost. His fourth Diwali as prime minister was spent with soldiers at Gurez in Jammu and Kashmir.

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