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Budgetary constraints affected clothing procurements for soldiers posted in Siachen: CAG

New Delhi: Budgetary constraints have been blamed for the failure to procure high-altitude clothing required by soldiers posted in Siachen, according to a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report tabled in the Lok Sabha. The audit report pointed to shortage of Extreme Cold Clothing and Equipment (ECC&E) stocks, ranging between 24 per cent and 100 […]

Siachen: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during his visit to the Siachen Army Base Camp in Jammu and Kashmir, on June 3, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

Rajnath Singh visits Siachen, salutes soldiers for courage

Srinagar:  Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest battlefield, on Monday and praised the “tenacious resolve and unstinting commitment” of the “Siachen Warriors”. Rajnath Singh was accompanied by Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat, as he arrived at the Thoise air field and was received by Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, who […]

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Rajnath to visit Siachen on Monday, meet soldiers

New Delhi: In his first visit outside the national capital as Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh will on Monday interact with soldiers at the Siachen base camp and review the security situation along the borders with Pakistan. “Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh will visit the Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow. During his visit he will interact […]

Siachen: Indian Army personnel deployed at Jammu and Kashmir's Siachen cast their votes as service voters for the first phase of 2019 Lok Sabha elections (Photo: IANS)

Soldiers posted at Siachen cast their votes

Srinagar: Army personnel posted at the world’s highest battlefield, the Siachen Glacier in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, cast their votes as service voters on Thursday. According to the Defence Ministry spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia, the soldiers deployed in Siachen and the Line of Control (LoC) cast their votes as service voters on the […]