Nirmala Sitharaman visits tri-services command in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday arrived at the Andaman and Nicobar tri-services command on a two-day visit.
Port Blair: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday arrived at the Andaman and Nicobar tri-services command on a two-day visit.
This is her first visit to the strategically important command after assuming charge as the defence minister.
She will celebrate Diwali with soldiers at the command on Thursday, besides reviewing its operational preparedness with top officials.
Sitharaman was received at INS Utkrosh by Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Admiral (Retired) DK Joshi and Commander-in-Chief of the Command Vice Admiral Bimal Verma.
On arrival, she was accorded a joint services guard of honour, officials said.
Later, she was given a comprehensive brief on the security environment and thrust areas of the command at its headquarters, they said.
Palestinian president, Israeli defence minister hold rare talks amid violent clashes along Gaza border
Defence Minister Benny Gantz met Abbas in Ramallah late Sunday for what were reportedly the first direct talks between an Israeli cabinet member and the 86-year-old Palestinian leader in several years
Israel arrests more relatives of Palestinian prison escapees; massive manhunt continues in West Bank
The six fugitives escaped from the high security Gilboa prison in northern Israel through a tunnel that they dug beneath a sink in a cell
Arvind Kejriwal said the ban is in place seeing the severe pollution levels during Diwali for the last three years and appealed traders to not store crackers, unlike the previous year.