India-China standoff: PM Modi interacts with troops in Leh
First Published 3, Jul 2020, 11:28 AM
PM Modi interacted with soldiers in forward positions in what is seen as a major morale booster for the forces and a strong message for China
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with CDS General Bipin Rawat and Army chief MM Naravane visited Ladakh on Friday morning (July 3) to review the ground security situation amid the ongoing border face-off with China.
Images showed PM Modi sitting in a camouflage tent with Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief MM Naravane as he spoke to the troops, seated at a distance from each other against the backdrop of the Himalayas.
During the day-long visit, they will be briefed on the present situation in the Eastern Ladakh sector by the 14 Corps officials.
PM Modi reached Leh around 9.30 am, sources said.
The prime minister is presently at one of the forward locations in Nimu and is interacting with personnel of the Army, Air Force and ITBP, official sources said.
Located at 11,000 feet, Nimu is among the toughest terrains, on the banks of river Indus and surrounded by the Zanskar range.