Rajnath Singh visits forward post near LoC in Kupwara district of J&K

Rajnath Singh at a forward post in Kupwara district.

New Delhi (NVI): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today visited a forward post near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

He was accompanied by chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat and army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane.

Taking to twitter, Singh stated, “Visited a forward post near LoC in Kupwara District of Jammu-Kashmir today and interacted with the soldiers deployed there. We are extremely proud of these brave and courageous soldiers who are defending our country in every situation.”

He interacted with the soldiers at forward post and also chanted ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ with them.

Rajnath Singh also tweeted several photographs and a video interacting with the Indian Army soldiers.

Before that, he visited the holy cave of Amarnath temple and offered his prayers.

The Defence Minister’s trip to Amarnath comes on the second day of his visit to Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir, to take stock of military preparedness in the region.

Taking to twitter, Rajnath Singh wrote, “Feeling extremely blessed after praying at Shri Amarnathji Holy Cave in Jammu and Kashmir.”

On the first day visit, the Minister reviewed the overall security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir region.

He also interacted with the troops in Lukung, Ladakh along with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief General MM Naravane, yesterday.

In the talks between corps commanders of the Indian and Chinese armies, both sides discussed the roadmap for further reducing tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

-RJV/CHK