Just like Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited Siachen soon after taking over in 2014, following his footsteps Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be paying visit to Siachen glacier on Monday and review the security situation there.
He will be accompanied by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat.
The minister will interact with the soldiers and officers and know about the issues faced by them during their deployment on the world’s highest battlefield, Doordarshan quoted sources as saying.
The Siachen base camp starts at around 12,000 feet and the highest ones range up to 23,000 feet. It witnesses temperature of up to minus 70 degrees in winters.