Defence Minister in Kashmir, to visit Siachen
Srinagar: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrived here on Friday on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir during which she will visit the Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest battlefield.
The minister, who took charge earlier this month, will also visit forward posts on the Line of Control (LoC) along the Pakistani-administered Kashmir and the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China in the Ladakh region.
Besides visiting Siachen, located at an altitude 5,400 metres above sea level, she will also review the security situation in the Kashmir Valley with Army commanders.
Her discussions will focus on military operations that have led to the deaths of several militants in recent months.
As Defence Minister, this is Sitharaman’s first visit to Jammu and Kashmir.
The minister was received at the Old Airfield by the Northern Army Commander and the Chinar Corps Commander.