Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday visited the forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir to review the prevailing security situation.
Defence minister Sitharaman, accompanied by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, arrived here this morning on her visit to Jammu and Kashmir.
An army spokesman said defence minister visited the forward areas in the frontier district of Kupwara where she was briefed by the commanders on the ground as regards the operational preparedness and counter-infiltration grid.
“During her interaction with the troops, she lauded their round the clock sharp vigil along the Line of Control,” said army spokesman.
Later in the day, the defence minister along with the army chief interacted with the Governor of J&K Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan in Srinagar and discussed the overall prevailing security situation in Kashmir Valley, said army spokesman in a statement.