Udhampur(J&K),General Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Army Staff arrived at Leh on 10 August 2014 on a three day visit to Ladakh. This is his first visit to the region after taking over as Army Chief on 31 July 2014. The Army Chief was accompanied by Lt Gen DS Hooda, GOC-in-C (Army Commander) Northern Command and was received at the Leh Airport by Lt Gen BS Negi, GOC 14 Corps.
The Army Chief had a detailed interaction with the Army Commander Northern Command and General Officer Commanding 14 Corps on the prevailing security environment, infrastructure development projects and various initiatives undertaken by the Army in Ladakh Region. He also reviewed the logistical infrastructure available to the soldiers.
Today, the Army Chief visited the Siachen Glacier. He paid tribute to the brave soldiers who had laid down their life in this sector by laying a floral wreath at the Siachen War Memorial. In his address to the troops at the Siachen Base Camp, the Army Chief applauded the efforts put in by the brave soldiers of the Siachen Brigade. The Army Chief will also visit forward posts of Eastern Ladakh and will review the Army’s defence preparedness in that sector. The Army Chief will also receive the Honourable Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi who is scheduled to visit the region on 12 August 2014.