By Arpita Pandey, Updated : Jul 03, 2020 14:33 IST
PM Modi pays a surprise visit to Ladakh to assess ground security; gets briefed on the situation by senior officials

PM Modi flew to Ladakh early this morning to review the ground security situation amid the ongoing India-China Clash. The PM is presently at Nimmoo, one of the forward locations in Ladakh, where he is interacting with the senior officials of Army, Air Force, and ITPB.

The PM is accompanied by India’s Chief of Defense Staff, General Bipin Rawat, and Army Chief MM Naravane on his trip.

Nimmoo is located at 11,000 feet, among the tough terrains, surrounded by the Zanskar range and on the banks of the Indus. The location was deemed fit for the meeting as it could easily assemble a large number of soldiers. A personal visit by the Prime Minister in such challenging times has been a morale booster for the troops and is being estimated as a powerful message to China.

Modi was spotted in a camouflage tent in the backdrop of the Himalayas where he spoke with the personnel and evaluated the situation. He also visited a hospital where several soldiers wounded in the clash are recovering.

Modi reached Leh at around 9:30 in the morning today and will be back by night, according to sources. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh was to travel to Leh yesterday as well but his trip was canceled. Meanwhile, the Twitterati has been busy spotting a pattern in the series of actions taken by the Indian Government concerning China’s aggressive and uncalled for attack on Indian Soldiers at Galwan Valley that took place on June 15.

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“Those who cast an evil eye on Indian Territory have been given a befitting response. If India knows how to maintain a friendship, it can also confront someone and give an adequate response” PM Modi was earlier quoted on the ongoing Clash. Now, the citizens await what follows next.