Itanagar: Defence Minister of the country, Nirmala Sitharaman celebrates Diwali amongst the troops in forward areas of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Defence Minister was accompanied by Lt Gen M M Naravane Army Cdr EC and Fmn Cdrs undertook a tour of the forward areas in Dau- Delai and Lohit Valley on November 7.
Celebrating the Diwali, she also distributed sweets to the troops in the forward posts today.
It may be mentioned that the Defence Ministry confirmed her visit in a tweet on Monday night: "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, Ms Sitharaman, accompanied by Eastern Army Commander and other senior officials, was briefed about the defence preparedness and infrastructure improvements by the Army in the region.
Reportedly, she is also expected to conduct an aerial survey of the region and will meet troops in Andra La-Omkar and Anini today.