A K Antony to visit Ladakh, Siachen Glacier

Last Updated: Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 21:42

New Delhi: Inspecting an IAF advanced
landing ground on the Sino-Indian border will be high on the
agenda of Defence Minister A K Antony during his two-day visit
to Ladakh next week.

This will be Antony`s first visit to the Nyoma Advanced
Landing Ground, just 23 km from the borders with China, that
was activated last year.

At Nyoma, in south-eastern Ladakh region of Jammu and
Kashmir, Antony would first do an aerial survey of the ALG and
later land there to see first hand the infrastructure that has
come up, a defence ministry official said.

He will also visit Siachen during the trip on June 21 and

"One of the thrust areas of the minister`s visit is to
raise the living standards of troops including quality of food
in such remote places as Siachen. He will interact with the
army personnel to know and understand their conditions," the
official said.

Since he took over as defence minister three years ago,
Antony has been visiting Siachen at least once annually to
meet the army personnel posted in the extreme conditions.


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First Published: Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 21:42

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