PM Modi arrives in Leh, interacts with soldiers at forward post

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reached Leh with Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, days after a violent face-off between Indian and Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley.

According to the sources, PM Modi is present at one of the forward locations in Nimu. He reached there early in the morning. He is interacting with personnel of the Army, Air Force and ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police).

Located at 11,000 feet, this is among the tough terrains, surrounded by the Zanskar range and on the banks of the Indus.

Tensions between India and China began on June 15, when the two sides were locked in a violent face-off which resulted in the martyrdom of 20 Indian soldiers.