Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a visit to Leh, Ladakh, on Friday to review the situation amid India’s ongoing border conflict with China. The PM interacted with Indian soldiers and reviewed the progress in talks with the Chinese military following the June 15 Galwan valley clash.

PM Modi’s visit to the conflicted region is being seen as a morale booster for the soldiers. On June 15, 20 Indian soldiers were killed in the line of duty after being attacked by Chinese troops without weapons.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief MM Naravane.

PM Modi took to Instagram to share a picture of his interaction with the soldiers. “Interacting with our brave armed forces personnel at Nimu,” he captioned the post.

In the photo, PM Modi can be seen seated in a camouflage tent along with the troops. All people sitting in the tent looked maintaining a social distance from each other to reduce the risk of virus transmission amid the coronavirus scare.

Army personnel, Air Force and ITBP soldiers were present for the interaction with PM Modi, who later visited a nearby hospital to meet soldiers who are recovering from the injuries sustained in the Galwan valley clash.

According to the Prime Minister’s office, Modi reached Leh early in the morning and will return later today by chopper.