Article 370: Defense Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Leh

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Defense Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Leh
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Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has reached Leh in Ladakh. Here he inaugurated the Kisan-Jawan Science Fair. This is the first visit of a major minister of the central government to Ladakh after the separation of Ladakh from Jammu and Kashmir and the formation of a union territory.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh reached Ladakh and inaugurated the Kisan-Jawan Science Fair.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has visited Leh today [Thursday] to take stock of the security situation of Ladakh, which is very important from a security point of view. In his first visit after the removal of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and making it a Union Territory of Ladakh, the Defense Minister will learn about the current situation of the border with Pakistan-China.

When Kashmir was yours?

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has reached Leh in Ladakh. Here he inaugurated the Kisan-Jawan Science Fair. Rajnath Singh asked Pakistan when Kashmir was yours who keep crying? He said that if Pakistan is formed then we respect its existence. He said that there is no place for Pakistan on the issue of Kashmir.

Be aware that after the removal of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has come to Leh on 29 August. This is the Defense Minister’s first visit to Leh after Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were declared union territories. During this time, the Defense Minister will meet local and military officials and review the current situation.

People in Ladakh encouraged for agriculture, horticulture

The visit is also taking place at a time when China protested against the declaration of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as Union Territory by the Indian government. Subsequently, the deployment of military and other security agencies on the borders with China has been strengthened. He also inaugurated the 26th Ladakhi Farmer, Jawan, Science Fair of DRDO in Leh on Thursday morning. The fair will showcase how DRDO is promoting people in Ladakh for agriculture, horticulture to meet the needs of the Army in the Defense Institute of High Altitude and Research (Dihar) sector. The defense minister will also visit Dihar’s office.

Review of operational preparations of the army

According to sources, during the meeting with the field commanders in Leh, the Defense Minister will also review the security challenges of Ladakh, operational preparedness of the army. During this time, the Defense Minister will take information about the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir. During this period, the top officers of the Northern Command of the Army will also be present. The Defense Minister will also encourage army soldiers.

Defense Minister’s visit will boost the army’s enthusiasm

The defense minister’s visit to Ladakh comes at a time when China, while supporting Pakistan, has protested against the Indian government’s decision to make Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh centrally administered. Pakistan is also shelling after this decision. In such a situation, the visit of the defense minister will increase the enthusiasm of the army.

Rajnath Singh visited Ladakh soon after taking over as defense minister. He also visited the Siachen War Memorial during this time. Sources say that during this period, the Defense Minister will also meet senior army officials posted on the China and Pakistan border in Leh and get information about the security situation of the border from them.

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