As Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at a forward post in Ladakh to talk to troops, chants of “Bharat Mata ki jai” and “Vande Mataram” rang out. A video reveals troopers cheering because the Prime Minister walked amidst them, in a shock go to to Ladakh days after the June 15 conflict with China through which 20 troopers had been killed in motion.
PM Modi, accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, and Army Chief General MM Naravane, arrived in Leh early immediately and was flown by chopper to Nimu, 11,000 toes up within the Himalayas and on the banks of the river Indus.
As the troopers burst into patriotic slogans, the PM, carrying a masks as coronavirus precaution, acknowledged them with folded arms.
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“Interacting with our brave armed forces personnel at Nimu,” the PM posted, sharing a photograph on his Instagram account.
Sitting in a camouflage tent, PM Modi addressed soldiers from the Army, Air Force and Indo-Tibetan Border Police with the Zanskar mountains as a spectacular backdrop.
He was briefed by senior officers on the nine-week face-off with China on the Line of Actual Control or LAC, the de-facto border separating the 2 nations.
PM Modi additionally visited a hospital the place troopers wounded within the brawl with Chinese troops at Galwan river Valley are recovering.
Besides being an enormous morale booster for the troops, the Prime Minister’s go to is seen as a direct message to China, which has been aggressively confronting Indian troopers in components of Ladakh.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was to journey to Leh yesterday however his journey was cancelled.