Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reaches Ladakh with CDS Bipin Rawat, Army Chief MM Naravane

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday arrived in Ladakh on a day-long visit where he will be visiting forward areas and interact with the troops deployed in the region. He was accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Bipin Rawat and Army Chief General M M Naravane.

Singh visited Stakna after landing in Ladakh where the troops showed him paradropping skills of the armed forces.

“Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh witnessing para dropping and scoping weapons at Stankna near Leh,” RMO tweeted.

This is the Defence minister’s first visit to Ladakh since the faceoff with China began.

Rajnath Singh in a tweet said, “Leaving for Leh on a two day visit to Ladakh and Jammu-Kashmir. I shall be visiting the forward areas to review the situation at the borders and also interact with the Armed Forces personnel deployed in the region. Looking forward to it.”