In a surprise visit, prime minister Narendra Modi along with CDS General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief Gen MM Naravane landed in Leh on Friday morning on a closely-guarded visit to the capital city of the union territory of Ladakh amidst the continuing standoff with Chinese People’s Liberation Army troops in Galwan valley.
The information earlier had that CDS Bipin Rawat would pay a visit to Ladakh for a review of the tri-services preparedness and first-hand knowledge of the disengagement process at the four stand-off points.
It was only after PM Modi emerged from the special plane of the Indian Air Force (IAF), and with that news of PM Modi’s surprise visit got out.
PM Modi’s visit to the border area will be a morale booster for the troops that are leading from the front at several stand-offs in Ladakh’s Galwan valley and around Pangong lake.
Prime minister Narendra Modi later on the day supposed to visit the hospital to meet the jawans who were injured in the deadly brawl with Chinese PLA in Galwan valley on June 15.
PM is being briefed by senior officials of armed forces in the forward position of Nemu, Leh which is located at 11,000 feet surrounded by the Zanskar range on the banks of the pious river Indus. He is interacting with personnel of the Army, Air Force and ITBP.
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