Defence Minister to visit Jammu on July 20

Will review security situation, work on key projects
Defence Minister to visit Jammu on July 20
File Photo of Rajnath Singh

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be visiting Jammu on Saturday (20 July) to review security situation in the state.

The Minister would be briefed about the security scenario inthe state, particularly Jammu region, a source said, adding Singh will beaccompanied by Army Chief General BipinRawat.

Singh will also take stock of situation of areas along Lineof Control (LoC), besides reviewing preparedness of troops for ongoingAmarnathYatra, a source said.

This would be Singh's first visit to Jammu after taking overas the Defence Minister in the Modi 2.0.

Another source said the Minister will also review work onkey infrastructural development projects in Jammu.  The Union Minister would visit forwardlocations in Samba and Akhnoor, where Army has taken up construction of keyinfrastructural development projects.

On June 3, Singh was on two days visit to Kashmir and Ladakhdivisions. He visited Siachen glacier– the world's highest battlefield – toreview security situation along the borders with Pakistan.

Later, he also reviewed security situation in Valley.

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