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Defence minister visits Indo-China border in Ladakh


Srinagar || Complimenting the troops guarding the Indo-China border for their steadfastness and dedication, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday visited highest post in Eastern Ladakh.

Ms Sitharaman arrived at Thoise on Saturday, where she was briefed on the operational preparedness of the forward Areas, Col Rajesh Kalia said.

He said she later visited the highest post in Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) sector and Chushul along the Indo-China border in Eastern Ladakh and interacted with the troops.

This was the first ever visit of defence minister to DBO sector and, to one of the highest posts in Eastern Ladakh. She was flown in an Army Aviation ALH helicopter.

Lt Gen D Anbu, Army Commander Northern Command and Corps Commander of the Ladakh Corps accompanied her during the visit.

While interacting with the troops, she complimented them for their steadfastness and dedication despite the harsh climate and terrain.

Her visit has further boosted the morale of the troops deployed at these extremely difficult snow covered locations in Ladakh.