"The Minister interacted with troops, as part of Army's motivation and welfare program," a press release said. Jaitley is on a day-long visit to Amritsar. He also motived the troops and announced incentives for those deployed on the forward posts, the release said.
Jaitley was accompanied by Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag. On arrival, the defence minister was received by Lt Gen K J Singh, Western Army Commander, Lt General N P Singh Hira, Vajra Corps Commander and Maj Gen PS Sandhu, 'Panther Division' commander. Jaitley also visited Headquarters of 'Panther Division,' where he was given a "comprehensive briefing" on the overall dynamics of Western Sector, including operational preparedness, the release said.