PM visits Ladakh amidst tensions with China


NEW DELHI | JULY 3, 2020:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a visit to Leh and forward locations in Eastern Ladakh on Friday to review the ground security situation amidst ongoing tensions with China.

According to sources, Modi reached Ladakh on Friday morning and was briefed by the Army, Air Force and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police at one of the forward locations in Nimu.

Modi was accompanied by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief, General Manoj Mukund Naravane.

The Prime Minister will also interact with soldiers at the military hospital in Leh while General Rawat will review the tri-services preparedness against the People's Liberation Army (PLA).

Before Modi's visit, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh called off his plans to visit Ladakh and interact with soldiers deployed at the border.