President Ram Nath Kovind today visited the Army base camp in Siachen, the world’s highest battlefield, and expressed gratitude to the soldiers posted there.
The bravery and valour of soldiers deployed in Siachen over the past 34 years, the president said, had given every Indian the confidence that the borders were safe and secure.
Kovind said he had come to Siachen to iterate to the troops posted here that all the citizens and Government of India were always with them and supportive of their families.
Addressing the soldiers, he said as the supreme commander of the armed forces and as the president of India, he had come to them carrying the gratitude of the entire country.
The president said Siachen was the world’s highest battlefield and it was difficult to live even a normal life in the extreme climate.