Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Siachen Glacier on Monday to review the security situation and operational preparedness of the armed forces at the world’s highest battlefield.
It will be his first visit outside the national capital after taking charge of his ministry.
Indian Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat and other senior officials from the defence ministry will accompany him.
He will also visit to Siachen War Memorial and pay tributes to the soldiers who laid down their lives in protecting sovereignty of this country.
In a tweet, the defence ministry said, “Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh will visit Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow. During his visit he will interact with jawans at a forward post and pay his tributes to fallen soldiers at Siachen War Memorial.”
“He will also interact with the jawans at Siachen base camp,” the ministry added.
The Indian Army has deployed a brigade in the area where some posts are located above the altitude of 23,000 altitude which even poses difficulty in breathing.