Skip to main content
Breaking News by Kashmir Observer News Desk
Breaking News

MoS Defence visits forward posts of Ladakh  

Leh— Minister of State for Defence, Dr Subhash Bhamre visited forward post of Siachen Glacier, Eastern Ladakh and Western Ladakh on 15 and 16 July along with Lieutenant General PJS Pannu, Corps Commander of Fire and Fury Corps.

The Minister was accompanied by Sambhaji Shahu Chhatrapati, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha). During his visit to forward posts, an altitude of 17000 ft and above on line of Actual Control and Siachen Glacier, he was briefed on the security situation. He interacted with the troops over a cup of tea. He appreciated the efforts put in by the soldiers in safeguarding the borders in such hostile terrain. He commented that the enormous task of being deployed at minus 40 degrees cannot be imagined by civilians and the nation salutes the dedication of soldiers. He assured the soldiers that their interests are paramount in the heart of the entire nation and government is sensitive to all the issues pertaining to them. During his visit to Kargil the minsiters was welcomed by the district administration and also witnessed the cultural programme put up by NGOs and school children. He awarded the Kargil Gaurav Award to prominent people from all walks of life. He had a close look at the harsh terrain where the Indian Army’s brave soldiers fought during OP Vijay 1999. Visiting Tololing, Tiger Hill and Batra Top he commended the soldiers. He said that soldiers deployed on the borders are the real heroes of the nation. He assured them that a mechanism will be setup at Ministry of Defence to address the problems of soldiers relating to their families back home. The minsiters commended the alertness of all the troops deployed along the LC foiling the nefarious designs of inimical forces and stressed upon the need to continue a high degree of vigil. He also paid homage to martyrs at Kargil War Memorial. He bid farewell amidst a loud chorus of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and thunderous applause by the troops. (PTK) 

Be part of Open Journalism

At Kashmir Observer we pride ourselves for being open, honest and unbiased. If you have noticed we haven’t put up a paywall unlike many news organisations, – as we want to keep our journalism open. We believe journalism should be open, fearless and unbiased. Open information helps with informed decisions.

Journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce, despite all the hardships we still do it, because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying and advertising revenues across the media industry is falling fast.

If everyone who reads our reporting, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure and we will be able to keep our and your perspective going. So if we may ask, we ask your help in keeping the Kashmir Observer’s journalism fair and square.

Conversations

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting rules.

The opinions expressed in reader contributions are those of the respective author only, and do not reflect the opinions/views of Kashmir Observer or/and it's affiliate.