Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday celebrated Diwali with soldiers in Himachal Pradesh's Lepcha and hailed the unwavering courage of the security forces.
Modi arrived here in the morning.
The Prime Minister shared photographs of his interactions with the soldiers in which he is seen offering sweets to them.
In his post on X, Modi said, "Spending Diwali with our brave security forces in Lepcha, Himachal Pradesh has been an experience filled with deep emotion and pride."
"Away from their families, these guardians of our nation illuminate our lives with their dedication," he said.
"The courage of our security forces is unwavering. Stationed in the toughest terrains, away from their loved ones, their sacrifice and dedication keep us safe and secure," the Prime Minister added.
India will always be grateful to these heroes who are the perfect embodiment of bravery and resilience, Modi said in another post.
Earlier in the day, he greeted people on Diwali and wished them joy, prosperity and health.
"Wishing everyone a Happy Diwali! May this special festival bring joy, prosperity and wonderful health to everyone's lives," Modi said.
Since coming to power in 2014, Modi has been visiting military facilities to celebrate Diwali.