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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Ladakh, Srinagar on Friday

Srinagar: Defence minister of India Rajnath Singh will visit Ladakh and Srinagar on Friday to take stock of the situations at Line of Actual Control (LAC) and the Line of Control (LOC), reports said.

Accompanied by Army Chief General MM Naravane, Singh will visit Ladakh on July 17 and will be in Srinagar next day.

Earlier on July 10, Singh reviewed the situation in Ladakh as Indian and Chinese troops completed their initial phase of disengagement by moving out of the flash points at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

The security review meeting on China was attended by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief General MM Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh and Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria besides several other senior military officials.

During the meeting, General Naravane gave a detailed account of the implementation of the first phase of mutual disengagement of troops from Galwan Valley, Gogra, Hot Springs and Finger 4 areas in Pangong Tso.

In the combat between India and China on June 15, twenty Indian forces personnel were killed in Galwan valley.

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