Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the forward locations of Leh, Ladakh and Siachen on 30 September and reviewed the security situation in the area.
During her visit she was accompanied by the Chief of the Army Staff, the Army Commander, Northern Command and Corps Commander of the Ladakh Corps.
The Defence Minister interacted with the soldiers in the remote areas of Siachen Glacier and conveyed her best wishes on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra.
She also inaugurated a bridge on river Shyok on the road between Durbuk and Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) which was constructed by the BRO.
During her visit to Leh she interacted with the troops of Indian Air Force at Air Force Station Leh.
This will be Nirmala Sitharaman’s first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after she took charge of the defence ministry earlier this month.