Maintain Preparedness In Ladakh: MoS Defence To Army

Srinagar: The Minister of State for defence, Ajay Bhatt on Friday asked soldiers in eastern Ladakh to remain vigilant and maintain a high order of operational readiness.

Bhatt, who arrived in Leh on a two day visit, also visited Chushul in Eastern Ladakh, Srinagar based spokesman, Col Emron Musavi said, in a statement issued here.

The MoS Defence, he said, was received by, Lieutenant General PGK Menon, General Officer Commanding, Fire and Fury Corps

“The Raksha Rajya Mantri (Minister of State for Defence) visited Chushul in Eastern Ladakh and was briefed by General Officer Commanding, Fire and Fury Corps on the security situation in Eastern Ladakh,” he said.

The minister, he said, was also briefed on the role played by the Indian Army as a “partner in the development of Ladakh region through infrastructure, welfare and human resource development activities.”

“While interacting with commanders and troops deployed in Eastern Ladakh, Ajay Bhatt complimented them for guarding the borders along the most inhospitable and difficult terrain while maintaining a high standard of morale and professionalism,” he said.

“Assuring the soldiers of the Nation’s support, the Raksha Rajya Mantri exhorted all ranks to remain vigilant and maintain a high order of operational readiness,” he added.

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