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National leaders paid tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tributes to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi remembered the Congress leader who had served as India’s PM between 1984 and 1989. “Tributes to our former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary,” PM Modi wrote.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh also offered his tribute to the late Prime Minister.

“I offer my tributes to former Prime Minister of India, Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary today”, Singh wrote on Twitter.

Congress president and Rajiv’s widow Sonia Gandhi paid tributes to him at Veer Bhumi earlier in the day. She was accompanied by son Rahul, daughter Priyanka and former PM Manmohan Singh.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee also paid tributes to Rajiv at Veer Bhumi. Floral tributes were offered.

Rajiv was the son and political successor of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. He was the sixth PM of India and when he first took office, he was the youngest Indian PM. He was assassinated by the LTTE on May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu during election campaign.

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Two Jaish terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir

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In Jammu and Kashmir, two terrorists have collapsed in an encounter with security forces. According to the information, security forces had received specific information about the presence of terrorists in Srigufwara area of ​​Anantnag. Based on the same, the encounter started during the action.

The encounter started with heavy firing as security forces arrived at the place where the terrorists were hiding.

IG Police Vijay Kumar said that two commanders of the notorious terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammed have been killed in the encounter. These include a Pakistani. He said that 130 terrorists have been piled up so far this year.

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