Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Leh on Friday on a day-long visit to carry out a comprehensive review of the security scenario in the region in wake of the border row with China. Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and Army chief Gen M M Naravane are accompanying Singh on the visit.

He visited Stakna forward areas after landing in Ladakh, where he witnessed the para dropping skills of the armed forces.

Indian Army T-90 tanks and BMP infantry combat vehicles also carried out exercise in the presence of Defence Minister. 

He also inspected a Pika machine gun. The minister will also be visiting Lukung forward areas.

The defence minister is on a two-day visit to Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir. Singh was originally scheduled to visit Ladakh on July 3 but the trip was deferred.