To visit Siachen glacier, meet soldiers
Srinagar, June 02: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is all set to arrive in Kashmir on Monday to visit Siachen and to chair a crucial security meet in Srinagar.
Sources told KNO that Rajnath will first visit Siachen and meet soldiers at the LoC and later meet top army officials at the Badami Bagh cantonment where GoC KJS Dhillon will receive him.
“Yes defence minister will visit BB Cantonment and take a detailed review,” a top official told KNO.” It will be the first meet to be chaired by Rajnath as the defence minister.”
Soon after taking charge as Defence minister Saturday noon, Singh held a meeting with the top military brass, including Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa and newly-appointed Navy chief Karambir Singh.
During the meeting, Singh asked the Defence Ministry officers to prepare detailed presentations on all divisions and departments under him and set time-bound targets to achieve the desired outcome. “Assumed charge as the Raksha Mantri today.
The MoD officials gave a presentation on the functioning of the Ministry. I have instructed the officers to prepare detailed presentations on all Divisions and set time-bound targets to achieve the desired outcome,” he had tweeted.
Defence is a new domain for Rajnath, and his political heft will be required to guide his ministry, which requires close coordination with Home, Finance and Foreign ministries as well as the office of the National Security Advisor.
With political heavyweight Amit Shah as Home Minister and the well-respected S Jaishankar as External Affairs Minister, Rajnath would have to establish working equations with them.