Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Siachen Glacier today to review the security situation along the borders with Pakistan. Mr Singh will be accompanied by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat. Defence Minister will also be given detailed presentations on functioning of 14 Corps and 15 Corps including the Army’s overall preparedness.
The Army’s 14 Corps guards the Line of Actual Control with China as well as the Line of Control with Pakistan. The Srinagar-based 15 Corps is mainly tasked with carrying out anti-terror operations in the Kashmir valley.
AIR correspondent reports that during his visit, Mr Rajnath Singh will interact with the soldiers and officers to know about the issues faced by them during their deployment on the world’s highest military posts. He will also lay a wreath at the Siachen war memorial.
The Siachen Glacier in the Karakorum range is known as the highest militarised zone in the world where the soldiers have to battle frostbite and high winds.The Siachen base camp starts at around 12,000 feet and the highest ones range up to 23,000 feet.It is the world’s highest battlefield and witnesses up to minus 70 degree in winter.