The new Defence Minister of India, Rajnath Singh went on a visit to the Siachen glacier base camp on Monday to take stock of the situation of the army jawans and other conditions.
Rajnath Singh in his tweet said, “Visited a forward post and Siachen base camp today and interacted with the Army personnel serving in this region which is also known as the ‘the highest battle field in the world’.”
The new defence minister further tweeted, “Paid tributes to the martyred soldiers who sacrificed their lives while serving in Siachen. More than 1100 soldiers have made supreme sacrifice defending the Siachen Glacier. The nation will always remain indebted to their service and sacrifice.”
However, retired Air Vice Marshal and additional director general Manmohan Bahadur said, “The visit by the Raksha Mantri to Siachen is rich in symbolism. While this is indeed welcome, there are many more important operational and administrative needs of the armed forces that need to be addressed urgently by the new government.”