On first trip as defence minister, Rajnath Singh to visit Siachen, Srinagar today to review security along border, anti-terror ops in J&K
Rajnath Singh will first arrive at the Thoise airfield in Ladakh, from where he will travel to the Kumar post and then to the Siachen glacier, where he will interact with the army's field commanders and soldiers.
Nirmala Sitharaman calls National War Memorial's inauguration 'landmark event', says Centre committed to fulfilling expectations of veterans
Addressing a gathering of ex-servicemen at the National Stadium, Sitharaman also said there was "always an inexorable requirement to have our own war memorial" to pay tribute to soldiers who have laid down their lives since Independence.
Narendra Modi to inaugurate National War Memorial today: Commemorative structure around India Gate to honour fallen soldiers
The memorial pays tribute to those killed in the Indo-China War in 1962, Indo-Pak wars in 1947, 1965 and 1971, Indian Peace Keeping Force Operations in Sri Lanka and the Kargil conflict between India and Pakistan in 1999. It also commemorates those who died in the UN peacekeeping missions and during counter-insurgency operations.
A top army official on Wednesday said that a large number of militants were trying to infiltrate along the Line of Control (LoC) but the security forces were "alert" to foil the designs.
British authorities today charged a 14-year-old boy with terrorism offenses in connection with an alleged plot to attack a war memorial ceremony in Australia.
Narendra Modi paid a surprise Diwali visit to Siachen on Thursday, repeating his Independence Day theme of being a “pradhan sevak” who had come to “see and experience” the conditions faced by soldiers.
The Sardar Patel Statue of Unity will cost Rs 2,500 crore eventually, not to mention the initial allocations of Rs 100 crore and Rs 50 crore respectively for the war and police memorials.
The youth was planning to flee to Nepal when he was apprehended by the Mumbai police for damaging the memorial.