Army chief arrives in Leh on 2-day visitAugust 20, 2017 18:40
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat arrived in Leh today on a two-day visit to take stock of the situation in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.
A defence spokesman said General Rawat would take part in a function where President Ram Nath Kovind will present President's Colours to Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre tomorrow.
This will be Kovind's first visit outside Delhi after taking oath as the 14th President of India.
The Army chief's visit came five days after Chinese troops clashed with the Indian Army personnel near Pangong Lake on August 15.
The two sides engaged in stone pelting at each other, resulting in injuries to personnel from both sides.
Defence sources said General Rawat would be briefed about the general security situation along the Line of Actual Control with China and the operational preparedness of the troops deployed there.
He is also likely to visit some forward areas during his stay in Ladakh region, the sources said.