Defence minister Rajnath Singh visits Siachen glacier, interacts with troops [Pics]

First Published 3, Jun 2019, 4:58 PM IST

In a first, defence minister Rajnath Singh on Monday (June 3) visited Siachen Glacier which is the world's highest battlefield. He also interacted with Army personnel and paid tribute to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. In a series of tweets, Rajnath praised the troops for performing their duty with great courage despite hostile territory.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh met Army troops in Siachen Glacier

Defence minister Rajnath Singh met Army troops in Siachen Glacier

The defence minister was accompanied by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, Northern Army Commander Lt General Ranbir Singh and other senior officials from the Defence Ministry

The defence minister was accompanied by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, Northern Army Commander Lt General Ranbir Singh and other senior officials from the Defence Ministry

Rajnath visited Siachen to review the security situation along the borders with Pakistan

Rajnath visited Siachen to review the security situation along the borders with Pakistan

Later, the defence minister visited the Indian Army personnel in Srinagar

Later, the defence minister visited the Indian Army personnel in Srinagar

In Srinagar, Rajnath was briefed about the security situation in the Kashmir valley

In Srinagar, Rajnath was briefed about the security situation in the Kashmir valley

The defence minister also spoke about the counterinsurgency operations being carried out by the security forces

The defence minister also spoke about the counterinsurgency operations being carried out by the security forces

Rajnath Singh took over as the new defence minister  on June 1

Rajnath Singh took over as the new defence minister on June 1

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