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MoS Defence reviews operational preparedness along LAC in Eastern Ladakh

Leh, Aug 27 (KINS ) Union Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt on Friday reviewed the security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh.

Defence Ministry spokesperson Colonel Emron Musavi this evening said that Mr Bhatt arrived at Leh on Friday on a two-day official visit to the Union Territory of Ladakh.

“On his arrival, he was received by Lieutenant General PGK Menon and General Officer Commanding, Fire and Fury Corps,” he said.

He said the MoS Defence visited Chushul in Eastern Ladakh and was briefed by GOC, Fire and Fury Corps on the security situation. “Mr Bhatt was also briefed on the role played by the Indian Army, as a partner in the development of Ladakh region, through infrastructure, welfare and human resource development activities,” he said.

While interacting with commanders and troops deployed in Eastern Ladakh, Mr Bhatt complimented them for guarding the borders along the most inhospitable and difficult terrain, while maintaining a high standard of morale and professionalism.

Assuring the soldiers of the Nation’s support, he exhorted all ranks to remain vigilant and maintain a high order of operational readiness.

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