In a surprise visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Leh early this morning. Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief MM Naravane also accompanied the PM on his day long visit to Leh. The Prime Minister was briefed by Personnel of the Army, Air Force, and ITBP at a forward position in Nimu amid ongoing tension with China.
Located at 11,000 feet, the region is among the world's toughest terrains, surrounded by the Zanskar range and located on the banks of the river Indus.
AIR correspondent reports, with an aim to boost the morale of soldiers, PM Narendra Modi is in Leh. Without any information to many, PM Modi landed in Leh. Immediately on his arrival PM Modi took off to Nimo, a nearby village where Military engineering services have given him a demonstration of equipment that meets the requirements of Army personnel along the Line of Actual Control in the Eastern Ladakh.
At the technical area, the PM is being received by the Ladakh Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur and MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal. PM Narendra Modi 's visit definitely sends a strong signal across the border about preparedness.
PM Modi will be briefed by the senior Army officials at Hall of Fame in Leh.
Meanwhile, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said that the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Ladakh and his meeting with army soldiers and encouraging them, has certainly boosted the morale of the army. In a tweet, Mr. Singh said, the borders of the country have always remained secure in the hands of the army. He thanked the Prime Minister for this move.
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also said in a tweet that India is so proud of Mr. Narendra Modi who is in Leh today to encourage our brave soldiers.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said that Prime Minister Modi's visit to Ladakh will tremendously bolster the morale of our armed forces.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Leh will surely boost the morale of our valorous soldiers. In a tweet, Mr. Shah said that Mr. Modi is with our brave and courageous personnel of Army, Air Force, and ITBP at a forward location in Ladakh. (AIR NEWS)