Army Chief Suhag visits Siachen Glacier

Srinagar, Aug 10: Chief of the Army Staff General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Sunday visited Siachen Glacier, the highest battlefield in the world, as part of his three-day visit to Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir.

"The Army Chief visited the Siachen Glacier. He paid tribute to the brave soldiers who had laid down their lives in this sector by laying a floral wreath at the Siachen War Memorial," a Srinagar-based defence spokesman said. In his address to the troops at the Siachen Base Camp, the Army Chief lauded the efforts put in by the brave soldiers of the Siachen Brigade. The Army Chief will visit forward posts of Eastern Ladakh and will review the Army's defence preparedness in that sector.

"This is Army Chief's first visit to the region after taking over on July 31," the spokesman said. The Army Chief was accompanied by General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Northern Command Lt General D S Hooda.

"The Army Chief had a detailed interaction with the Army Commander of Northern Command and General Officer Commanding Fire and Fury Corps on the prevailing security environment, infrastructure development projects and various initiatives undertaken by the Army in Ladakh Region," the spokesman said.

Gen Suhag also reviewed the logistical infrastructure available to the soldiers. The Army Chief will receive Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is likely to visit the Siachen Glacier on August 12.


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