Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command visited forward posts in Siachen Glacier and reviewed the operational preparedness in the sector on Tuesday.
He was accompanied by Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, General Officer Commanding, ‘Fire & Fury’ Corps. While interacting with troops deployed at the forward posts, Army Commander complimented them for their tenacity and high morale.
He exhorted them to continue to maintain a high order of fitness and operational readiness. He also urged the troops to remain alert to the challenges posed by the inclement weather and glacial conditions.
The visit came amid escalating tension at the border post abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Siachen Glacier at the height of around 20,000 ft in the Karakoram range is known as the highest militarised zone in the world where the soldiers have to battle frostbite and high winds. Avalanches and landslides are common at the glacier during winters with temperatures often dropping to as low as minus 60 degrees Celsius.