He was accompanied by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Dalbir Singh and was received at the Siachen Glacier Base Camp by Army Commander, Northern Command and General Officer Commanding, Fire and Fury Corps.
The Defence Minister carried out an aerial survey of the Glacier and on reaching the Siachen Base Camp laid a floral wreath paying tributes to the martyrs at the Siachen War Memorial.
He also addressed the troops and applauded their efforts for the defence of the country’s frozen frontier and placing the call of duty above all.
Mr Parrikar, later, arrived at Leh and interacted with soldiers at the Rinchen Auditorium. He was briefed on the prevailing military situation along the borders of Ladakh. The Defence Minister also visited Chinar Corps, and has been proceeded for Jammu.