Nirmala Sitharaman To Visit Siachen Glacier On Vijayadashmi Day

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be on a two-day visit to Jammu Kashmir commencing on September 29.

In her maiden visit after taking charge of the ministry, Sitharaman will visit the Siachen glacier, the world highest battlefield on September 30, which happens to be Vijayadashami day, marking the culmination of Dasara festival.

She will meet senior commanders in Srinagar and also take stock of the “security situation,” besides getting first-hand knowledge of the situation in the icy heights guarded by Indian soldiers.

The soldiers are deployed in extremely harsh terrain and weather conditions but are fully equipped and properly trained to undertake the operational challenges and carry out their mandated tasks. Read  More…

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