Nirmala Sitharaman to visit Siachen base camp

Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who is on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, will  visit the Ladakh region where she will take stock of the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The defence minister will also visit Siachen base camp. she visited the forward areas in the Valley. She was briefed about the robust counter-infiltration posture along the Line of Control in north Kashmir region.

Interacting with the troops on the first day of her visit, the Defence minister appreciated the effectiveness of the intelligence and operational grids and commended the troops for the excellent operational successes which had contributed significantly towards a secure environment in the state.

Ms Sitharaman also complimented the army commanders for the high level of synergy achieved with the state police and Central Armed Police Forces. Defence Minister accompanied by Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat visited the Chinar Corps in Badami Bagh Srinagar.

She was briefed about the prevailing security situation in the State and given an overview of the Counter Infiltration and Counter Militancy Operations undertaken in the recent past.

Ms Sitharaman also met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Governor NN Vohra in Srinagar last evening and discussed the security situation in the state.

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