Defence Minister to share Diwali joys with troops in Arunachal, Assam

Itanagar: Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be celebrating her Diwali with the soldiers in Arunachal Pradesh’s Upper Dibang Valley district, said a defence official here.

She arrived here on Monday night. The Defence Ministry has confirmed her visit in a tweet that said, “Continuing the tradition of celebrating Diwali with the families of our soldiers, Smt @nsitharaman will celebrate Diwali this year at Dinjan (Assam), Andra La-Omkar and Anini (Arunachal Pradesh).”

During her visit, the Defence Minister will be accompanied by Eastern Army Commander and other senior officials. She will be briefed about the defence preparedness and infrastructure improvements by the Army in the region, the official said on Tuesday morning.

“She is expected to conduct an aerial survey of the region and will meet troops in Andra La-Omkar and Anini on Wednesday,” he said. Sitharaman is also slated to meet families of fallen soldiers

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