PM Narendra Modi arrived in Ladakh on Friday morning to review the on ground security situation amid the ongoing border standoff with China. Modi is accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief MM Naravane in his visit.
Modi is presently at one of the forward locations in Nimu where he is interacting with personnel of the Army, Air Force and ITBP. Located at 11,000 feet, this is among the tough terrains, surrounded by Zanskar range and on the banks of the Indus. Modi reached Leh around 9.30 am, sources told.
The armies of India and China have been locked in a bitter standoff at multiple locations in eastern Ladakh for the last seven weeks. The tension escalated after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a violent clash in the Galwan Valley on June 15.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who was scheduled to visit Ladakh on Friday, put off his programme on Thursday. The reasons for cancelling his visit were not known.