Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Jammu and Rajouri on Wednesday (27 December).
"Tomorrow, 27th December, I shall be in Jammu and Rajouri," Singh said in a post on X on Tuesday (26 December).
The minister's visit comes in the aftermath of the ambush on Army vehicles in Poonch last week, in which four soldiers were killed.
Top army and civilian officials were monitoring the situation in Poonch in view of the terrorist attack which was followed by the death of three civilians in the area.
Meanwhile, security forces continued to carry out cordon and search operations for the sixth consecutive day on Tuesday to track down the terrorists behind the ambush that left four soldiers dead.
The search operation includes sniffer dogs, surveillance equipment and aerial mechanisms.
According to the officials, additional forces have been deployed to plug seven infiltration routes amid area domination operations in the area.
Singh is likely to visit the area today and hold meetings with top commanders on the measures being taken to deal with the situation.
His visit follows Chief of Army staff (CoAS) General Manoj Pande’s visit to ground zero in Poonch on Monday where he reviewed the anti-terrorist operation under way in Surankote and nearby Rajouri district’s Thanamandi forest belt.
Kuldeep is Senior Editor (Newsroom) at Swarajya. He tweets at @kaydnegi.
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