In his first visit outside the national capital as Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh will on Monday visit the Siachen Glacier to review the security situation.

Senior officials from the Defence Ministry and Army chief, General Bipin Rawat, are expected to accompany him.

“Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh will visit Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow. During his visit he will interact with jawans at a forward post and pay his tributes to fallen soldiers at Siachen War Memorial. He will also interact with the jawans at Siachen base camp,” the Defence Ministry tweeted.


At Siachen, the world’s highest battlefield, Singh will be briefed about the security situation in the region along the borders with Pakistan, and the operations being conducted by the Army, along with the support of air effort by the Indian Air Force

Soon after taking charge as Defence Minister Saturday noon, Singh held a meeting with the top military brass, including Army chief Gen Rawat, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and newly-appointed Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh.

During the meeting, Singh asked the Defence Ministry officers to prepare detailed presentations on all divisions and departments under him and set time-bound targets to achieve the desired outcome.