Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday reached on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir where she would review the security situation along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Valley and Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh region.
She was received by Northern Army Commander and the Chinar Corps Commander at the Old Airfield. Sitharaman also visited one of the forward posts on the LoC in Kashmir.
Earlier, Sitharaman, accompanied by Army chief General Bipin Rawat, arrived this morning on her maiden visit to the state and straightaway went to Kupwara sector in north Kashmir for an on-ground assessment of the situation along the LoC., sources said.
The sources said senior army officials would brief the defence minister about the overall situation in the Valley, including counter-insurgency and counter-infiltration operations, upon her return from Kupwara.
Sitharaman is scheduled to meet Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti later in the day, they said.