NEW DELHI: Amid tensions on the India-China border in eastern Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called on President Ram Nath Kovind. The PM’s visit came two days after his Leh visit. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on President Ram Nath Kovind and briefed him on issues of national and international importance at Rashtrapati Bhavan today,” a statement on the President’s Twitter handle said.
The PM had made a surprise visit to Ladakh on Friday and was briefed by senior officers at Nimu near Leh amid the border tension with China. He was accompanied by chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat and Army chief General M M Naravane.
This was the PM’s first meeting with the President since the border tensions began. Kovind, as the supreme commander of the armed forces, had lauded the “exemplary courage and supreme sacrifice” of Indian soldiers to protect the sovereignty and integrity of the country.