Rajnath Singh to visit J&K tomorrow will inaugurate two bridges in Kathua & Samba

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JAMMU: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to undertake a day-long visit to Jammu and Kashmir on 20 July (Saturday), officials said.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate two bridges on Saturday in bordering Kathua and Samba districts.

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As per reports, Rajnath Singh will first inaugurate Ujh Bridge in district Kathua and later address the media.Ujh Bridge is located on Parole-Korepannu-Rajpura road over Ujh Nallah.

This is Singh’s first visit to Jammu after taking over the new defence minister. He had earlier visited Kashmir and Ladakh regions on June 3.

Singh will be accompanied by MoS PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh.

They said that Singh will pay tributes at the Kargil war memorial at Drass and inaugurate two bridge projects in Jammu.  “The Defence Minister will visit all three regions of Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh during the visit and review the security situation along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Valley and the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, besides hinterland operations,” the officials added.

Singh will fly from New Delhi to Srinagar on Saturday, the officials said, adding that he will be accompanied by Army Chief General BipinRawat.

The Defence Minister will later fly to Drass in Ladakh where he is scheduled to visit the war memorial.

From there, he is scheduled to fly to Jammu, where he will inaugurate two major bridges on the rivers Uhj and Basantar in Kathua and Samba districts, they said.