Defence Minister Rajnath Singh To Visit Ladakh On 17 July, Will Meet Indian Army Jawans Injured In Galwan ClashDefence Minister Rajnath Singh(Representative Image) (PTI)

Amid the ongoing tension at borders with China, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will visit the eastern Ladakh region to interact with soldiers deployed in the hostile border area.

The Defence Minister will fly from Delhi to Leh on 17 July and interact with soldiers injured in the barbaric attack carried out by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army on 15 June. In the attack, India had lost 20 soldiers and the Chinese Army, too, had casualties, the figures still unknown.

Rajnath Singh will also visit the forward locations where Indian troops are deployed. He will be accompanied by Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane.

Singh, earlier on 3 July, had planned to visit Leh, however, he had to drop it as Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to visit the forward location in eastern Ladakh.

Currently, both India and China are engaged in military and diplomatic deliberation to de-escalate the tense situation at the border areas. The countries are locked in ten week long standoff at multiple points, hitherto unprecedented along the border.

On Tuesday (14 July), the military delegates of both countries held deliberations about disengagement and de-escalation of troops and materials at the borders in eastern Ladakh for 15 long hours.

Russia had assured India that ongoing defence contracts would not be just maintained but in a number of cases, it would be taken forward in a shorter time.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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