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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman begins 2-day Jammu and Kashmir visit

This is her first visit since she assumed office as the Defence Minister of the country.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Srinagar [ Updated: September 29, 2017 10:07 IST ]
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir to review the preparedness of the soldiers on borders and security in the hinterland.

This is her first visit since she assumed office as the Defence Minister of the country.

Sitharaman will visit forward posts on the Line of Control (LoC) in the Valley, the line of actual control (LAC) between India and China in the Ladakh region and the Siachen Glacier -- world's highest battle field at an altitude 5,400 metres during the visit.

The Defence Minister will also review the security situation in the Kashmir Valley with top army commanders focusing on anti-militancy operations those have taken a heavy toll of militants during the recent months.

Almost all top commanders of various militant outfits have been eliminated since operation 'All Out' was started by the security forces.

"Anti-militancy operations will be reviewed by the defence ministry during her stay in the state," sources said.

- With inputs from IANS

 

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