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Rajnath Singh visits world’s highest battlefield Siachen, lauds 'iron-clad' will of Army soldiers

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today (April 22) visited Siachen and reviewed India's overall military preparedness in the region. His visit to the world's highest battlefield came over a week after the Indian Army marked the 40th year of its presence in the strategically key region.

arushi-jaiswal Edited By: Arushi Jaiswal @JaiswalArushi [Published on: April 22, 2024 17:30 IST]
  • Rajnath Singh visited Siachen, the world’s highest battlefield, to carry out a first-hand assessment of the security situation.
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    Rajnath Singh visited Siachen, the world’s highest battlefield, to carry out a first-hand assessment of the security situation.
  • The Defence Minister was accompanied by Chief of the Army Staff General Manoj Pande, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Northern Command Lieutenant General MV Suchindra Kumar and General Officer Commanding, 14 Corps Lieutenant General Rashim Bali.
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    The Defence Minister was accompanied by Chief of the Army Staff General Manoj Pande, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Northern Command Lieutenant General MV Suchindra Kumar and General Officer Commanding, 14 Corps Lieutenant General Rashim Bali.
  • He also interacted with the soldiers deployed in extreme weather and tough terrain conditions.
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    He also interacted with the soldiers deployed in extreme weather and tough terrain conditions.
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  • After carrying out aerial reconnaissance, Singh landed at the forward post and was given a detailed brief on the operational readiness in the Siachen Glacier and the prevalent security situation.
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    After carrying out aerial reconnaissance, Singh landed at the forward post and was given a detailed brief on the operational readiness in the Siachen Glacier and the prevalent security situation.
  • He also discussed the aspects associated with the operational challenges with the commanders on the ground.
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    He also discussed the aspects associated with the operational challenges with the commanders on the ground.
  • In his address to the soldiers, Singh lauded them for walking on the
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    In his address to the soldiers, Singh lauded them for walking on the "iron-clad" will of the Indian Army soldiers deployed in the icy cold glacier and said that their bravery will forever be an inspiration for future generations.
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  • He emphasised that the nation will remain forever indebted to the armed forces personnel, as due to their sacrifices, every citizen feels safe.
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    He emphasised that the nation will remain forever indebted to the armed forces personnel, as due to their sacrifices, every citizen feels safe.
  • The Defence Minister also laid a wreath at the Siachen War Memorial, as a mark of solemn tribute to the bravehearts who have made the supreme sacrifice in service of the country.
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    The Defence Minister also laid a wreath at the Siachen War Memorial, as a mark of solemn tribute to the bravehearts who have made the supreme sacrifice in service of the country.
  • Singh's visit to Siachen came over a week after the Indian Army marked the 40th year of its presence in the strategically key region following the 'Operation Meghdoot'. He described the operation, which was launched by the Indian Army in Siachen on April 13, 1984, as a golden chapter of the country's military history.
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    Singh's visit to Siachen came over a week after the Indian Army marked the 40th year of its presence in the strategically key region following the 'Operation Meghdoot'. He described the operation, which was launched by the Indian Army in Siachen on April 13, 1984, as a golden chapter of the country's military history.
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  • The Siachen glacier at the height of around 20,000 feet in the Karakoram range is known as the highest militarised zone in the world where soldiers have to battle frostbite and high winds.
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    The Siachen glacier at the height of around 20,000 feet in the Karakoram range is known as the highest militarised zone in the world where soldiers have to battle frostbite and high winds.
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