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PM reaches Ladakh on surprise visit amid talks of disengagement with China

Days after a violent face-off between Indian and Chinese troops in East Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reached Leh with Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat.

Modi reached Leh round 9.30 am, PTI reported.

Modi is at one a ahead location in Nimu and is interacting with personnel of the Army, Air Force and ITBP, official sources stated.

Located at 11,000 ft, Nimu is among the many hardest terrains, on the banks of river Indus and surrounded by the Zanskar vary.

The visit can also be aimed toward boosting morale of the military personnel engaged within the seven-week bitter border faceoff with the Chinese troops within the area, sources added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Leh. Photo: ANI

The Army Chief visited Ladakh on June 23 and 24 throughout which he held a sequence of conferences with senior military officers and visited varied ahead areas in japanese Ladakh. Gen Naravane earlier visited Leh on May 22.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was earlier scheduled to visit Ladakh on Friday to take inventory of India’s navy preparedness within the wake of a bitter border standoff with the Chinese troops within the area.

The Indian and Chinese armies are locked in a standoff place at a number of places in japanese Ladakh for the final seven weeks. The rigidity escalated manifold after 20 Indian troopers have been killed in a violent conflict in Galwan Valley on June 15.

The Chinese facet additionally suffered casualties however it’s but to present out the main points.

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