President of India visits Siachen Glacier


Srinagar, 10 May (KNB): The President of India Ram Nath Kovind, Supreme Commander of Armed Forces Thursday visited the world’s highest battle field, Siachen Glacier. He was accompanied by Chief of the Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat and Lt Gen D Anbu, GOC-in-C, Northern Command.
After arriving at Thoise airfield, the President flew to Siachen and undertook an aerial survey of the Glacier. He also interacted with troops at one of the forward posts of Siachen Glacier.

This was followed by his visit to the Siachen Base Camp where the President laid a wreath at the ‘Siachen War Memorial’ in memory of the gallant soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice in service of the Motherland.
Subsequently, he addressed troops at the Siachen Base Camp where he praised the efforts of the soldiers deployed in harsh climatic conditions assuring them that their interests are paramount in the heart of the nation. (KNB)