In a surprise visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Leh, Ladakh, on Friday, July 3 to review the on-ground situation amid the border standoff with China and the progress in talks with the Chinese military.
PM Modi accompanied by CDS General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief MM Naravane
PM Modi arrived in Leh this morning to review the situation after June 15 clash in Ladakh where 20 soldiers were killed in face-off with Chinese troops. The Prime Minister is accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief MM Naravane in his visit to Ladakh.
PM Modi is presently at one of the forward locations in Nimu, Ladakh. He reached there early morning. He is interacting with personnel of Army, Air Force & ITBP. Located at 11,000 feet, this is among the tough terrains, surrounded by Zanskar range and on the banks of the Indus.
The Prime Minister 's visit comes a day after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh called off his visit to Ladakh to interact with soldiers deployed at the hostile border on Friday. He had plans to interact with the soldiers injured during the barbaric attack carried out by the Chinese People's Liberation Army on June 15.