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Nirmala Sitharaman visits tri-services command in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Port Blair: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday arrived at the Andaman and Nicobar tri-services command on a two-day visit.

File image of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. AFP

File image of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. AFP

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.

Updated Date: Oct 18, 2017 22:35 PM

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