Rajnath Singh to Visit Siachen Glacier, Review Security Along Pak Border

Rajnath Singh to Visit Siachen Glacier, Review Security Along Pak Border

Rajnath Singh Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, June 2, 2019:

As the new Defence Minister of India, Rajnath Singh will first visit the Siachen Glacier on Monday to review the security situation along the border with Pakistan.

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat and other senior officials from the Defence Ministry will accompany the Defence Minister during the visit to the world’s highest battlefield.

At the glacier, Rajnath Singh would be briefed about the operations being conducted by the Army, along with the support of air effort by the Indian Air Force.

Northern Army Commander Lt General Ranbir Singh, 14 Corps Commander, and Kargil war hero Lt General YK Joshi are also expected to brief him about the security situation in the region.

The Siachen base camp starts at around 12,000 feet and the highest ones range up to 23,000 feet.

The Indian Army has been maintaining the Siachen Glacier since 1984 under the Operation Meghdoot where Army soldiers doubled as mountaineers to reach the peaks and capture them defeating the Pakistan Army.

The Defence Minister is also expected to visit the nearby areas of the Siachen Glacier.

Soon after taking over the charge as the Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh asked the officers-in-charge of different departments to prepare a detailed presentation for him on the ongoing projects and programmes and brief him on them soon.

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