As Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at a ahead article in Ladakh to speak to troops, chants of “Bharat Mata ki jai” and “Vande Mataram” rang out. A video reveals soldiers cheering as the Prime Minister walked amidst them, in a shock visit to Ladakh days soon after the June 15 clash with China in which 20 soldiers have been killed in motion.
PM Modi, accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff Standard Bipin Rawat, and Army Chief Common MM Naravane, arrived in Leh early nowadays and was flown by chopper to Nimu, 11,000 toes up in the Himalayas and on the banks of the river Indus.
As the troopers burst into patriotic slogans, the PM, wearing a mask as coronavirus precaution, acknowledged them with folded palms.
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“Interacting with our brave armed forces staff at Nimu,” the PM posted, sharing a photo on his Instagram account.
Sitting down in a camouflage tent, PM Modi tackled soldiers from the Military, Air Power and Indo-Tibetan Border Law enforcement with the Zanskar mountains as a magnificent backdrop.
He was briefed by senior officers on the nine-7 days encounter-off with China at the Line of True Control or LAC, the de-facto border separating the two countries.
PM Modi also visited a clinic wherever troopers wounded in the brawl with Chinese troops at Galwan river Valley are recovering.
In addition to staying a enormous morale booster for the troops, the Prime Minister’s pay a visit to is viewed as a direct message to China, which has been aggressively confronting Indian troopers in sections of Ladakh.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was to travel to Leh yesterday but his journey was cancelled.