Defence Minister Visits Siachen Glacier
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh made his maiden visit to the world’s highest battle field , Siachen Glacier. He was accompanied by General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff.
The minister was received by Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, GOC-in-C, Northern Command. After exchange of greetings and a quick orientation of the general area, he made an aerial reconnaissance of the Siachen Glacier to get acquainted with the expanse of this formidable frozen frontier and landed at one of the forward posts of the Siachen Glacier. The minister interacted with troops at the world’s highest battle field and during his address to the troops at Siachen Base Camp he said “I am proud of all Army personnel serving in Siachen who are leaving no stone unturned to defend our motherland. I am also proud of their parents who have sent their children to serve the Nation by joining the Armed Forces. I will personally send a Thank You note to them.”
The minister eulogized the tenacious resolve and unstinting commitment of the ‘Siachen Warriors’ to prevail with aplomb in extreme harsh weather and highly treacherous terrain for maintaining the sanctity of our borders and ensuring utmost safety of fellow countrymen.
He assured the troops that the government is fully aware of all operational and administrative requirements for optimal functioning at Siachen Glacier and assured Government’s full support tofulfil the requirements on priority for our brave ‘Siachen Warriors’.