Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi arrived at Leh in Ladakh on Friday on a short visit amid the on-going tensions between India and China along the Line of Actual Control. The Prime Minister along with CDS General Bipin Rawat and COAS Gen MM Naravane took a stock of the situation along the LAC.
According to reports, the Prime Minister arrived at Leh with the CDS at 7 am today morning. The Prime Minister was briefed on operational preparedness by top military officers of the Indian Army’s 14 corps.
The visit came two weeks after the Chinese aggression at Galwan valley in which 20 Indian soldiers were martyred. More than 40 Chinese soldiers were also killed in the action. The Prime Minister’s visit has sent a message of solidarity and support to the Indian armed forces.
Shri Narendra Modi also visited a forward area, Nimu, and interacted with Army, Air Force and Indo Tibetan Border Police personnel, news reports said. Nimu is in the Zanskar range and situated at an elevation of 11,000-12,000 feet.
Addressing the nation on Sunday, PM Modi had said the armed forces had given a befitting reply to those who threaten the territorial integrity of the country, and reiterated that India had right to protect its border and sovereignty.
PM Modi’s visit served as a morale booster to the soldiers that are leading the stand-off in Ladakh’s Galwan valley and around Pangong lake.
PM Modi will also address soldiers at Thiksey near Leh and visit the soldiers injured in the June 15 violent clash with Chinese army.