New Delhi, March 24 -- Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday celebrated the festival of Holi with the soldiers in Leh and hailed the valour, determination and sacrifice of the soldiers serving in the harsh terrain and inclement weather conditions to protect the motherland.

He was scheduled to visit Siachen to celebrate Holi with the soldiers but due to bad weather conditions, he could not go to the world's highest battlefield, an official statement said.

Addressing the soldiers, the Defence Minister said that as he could not go to Siachen due to bad weather, he was wishing Happy Holi to all the soldiers deployed there from Leh.

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