Defence Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman visited the forward locations of Leh, Ladakh and Siachen on September 30, 2017 and reviewed the security situation in the area. During her visit she was accompanied by the Chief of the Army Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, the Army Commander, Northern Command Lt Gen D Anbu and Corps Commander of the Ladakh Corps Lt Gen SK Upadhya.
The Defence Minister interacted with the soldiers in the remote areas of Siachen Glacier and conveyed her best wishes on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra. She also inaugurated a bridge on river Shyok on the road between Durbuk and Daulat Beg Oldi which was constructed by the Border Roads Organisation. During her visit to Leh, she interacted with the troops of Indian Air Force at Air Force Station Leh.