Defence Minister of India Rajnath Singh visited the Kargil War Memorial and laid a wreath there in Drass area of Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
He was accompanied by Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, the Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat and the General Officer Commanding in Chief Northern Command Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, said a Defence spokesman.
“Singh commenced his visit by laying a wreath in memory of the gallant martyrs of Operation VIJAY at the iconic Kargil War Memorial, which was followed by observing of one minute silence as a mark of respect for the fallen heroes,” said the spokesman.
He subsequently visited the ‘Veer Bhoomi’ and the ‘Hut of Remembrance’ which are co-located in the Memorial premises.
“During his visit, the Raksha Mantri (Defence Minister) was briefed on Operation VIJAY including the heroic actions of the Indian troops in thwarting the evil designs of the enemy in the Dras, Kargil and Batalik Sectors,” added the spokesman.