Inclement weather today forced Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag to cancel their scheduled visit to Drass for paying homage to those killed in the 1999 Kargil war.
"Due to bad weather, the Defence Minister accompanied by Chief of Army Staff and General-officer Commanding in Chief of Northern Command could not proceed to Drass," defence sources said here.
Parrikar and Gen Suhag arrived here early morning but heavy rains and cloud cover forced the cancellation of their visit to Drass in Kargil, the sources said.
Before heading back to New Delhi, the Defence Minister was briefed about the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, the sources said.
"The Defence Minister was briefed about the recent operations along the Line of Control including the counter-infiltration grid and in counter-militancy operations in the hinterland," they added.