Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s first official visit on Monday will be to the Siachen glacier, which is a battlefield. Singh will visit review the security situation along the Pakistan border.
“Leaving New Delhi for Ladakh on a day long visit to Jammu and Kashmir. Looking forward to interact with the troops in Siachen. Later in the day, I would be meeting the Indian Army personnel in Srinagar,” Mr Singh tweeted this morning.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat and other senior officials from the Defence Ministry will accompany him, news agency ANI reported.
The Army will brief the new Defence Minister about routine operations, including air support provided by the Indian Air Force.General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Northern Command Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh and Kargil war hero Lieutenant General YK Joshi are expected to brief Mr Singh about the security situation in the region, ANI reported.