President visits Saichen
President of India Ram Nath Kovind who is also supreme commander of the armed forces on 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, said PRO Defence, Col Rajesh Kalia, in a statement.
“After arriving at Thoise airfield, the Hon’ble 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,” said Col Kalia.
Earlier, Kovind visited the Siachen Base Camp where he laid a wreath at the ‘Siachen War Memorial’ in memory of the slain soldiers.
“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,” said Kovind.