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UDHAMPUR: The Raksha Mantri, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman visited forward areas in J&K, on a day long visit today. On her official visit to Jammu & Kashmir, she was briefed by GOC Ace of Spades Division on the prevailing security situation and steps being undertaken to maintain close vigil on the Line of Control and maintain peace in the hinterland. The Raksha Mantri also visited Late Rifleman Aurangzeb’s native village, Salani, Poonch to meet the bereaved family and condole his death. She handed over a welfare cheque of Rs Five lacs. During her interaction with the family of the brave heart, she reiterated the heroism of the valiant soldier, which will continue to motivate the young generation for times to come. The Raksha Mantri, during her visit to forward areas, also interacted with the soldiers and complimented them for their exemplary devotion towards maintaining sanctity of the Line of Control and giving befitting response to inimical forces.