Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited Ladakh to inspect the border situation. On Friday morning, he flew in a special plane to Leh base in Ladakh.
He was accompanied by Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat and Chief of Army Staff Manoj Mukunda Narwane.
A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said Modi arrived in the area early in the morning. There he talks to infantry, air force and ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) personnel.
The area where he is now is 11,000 feet above sea level, a very inaccessible area in the Jansker Range.
The months-long border tensions escalated on June 15. At least 20 Indian soldiers have been killed in an unarmed clash with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in the Galwan Valley. After that incident, the situation in the Galwan Valley of Ladakh is tense.