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Smriti Irani as celebrates Raksha Bandhan with army jawans in Siachen

Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani puts a tilak & tying Rakhi to a soldier as she celebrates "Raksha Bhandan” with Army jawans at Siachen base camp on Thursday. PTI Photo / PIB (PTI8_18_2016_000343B)

Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani puts a tilak and ties Rakhi to a soldier as she celebrates Raksha Bandhan with Army jawans at Siachen base camp on Thursday. PTI

Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani interacts with a soldier as she celebrates "Raksha Bhandan” with Army jawans at Siachen Glacier on Thursday. PTI Photo / Twitter (PTI8_18_2016_000256B)

Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani flew into the Siachen base-camp, located on the shout of the glacier at 9.22 am and was received by senior army officers, a defence spokesman said. PTI

Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani puts a tilak on a soldier as she celebrates "Raksha Bhandan” with Army jawans at Siachen Glacier on Thursday. PTI Photo / Twitter (PTI8_18_2016_000207B)

Besides celebrating Raksha Bandhan at the Siachen Base Camp, Textiles Minister Smriti Irani also addressed the jawans and praised them for their dedication to duty. PTI

Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani tying Rakhis on the wrists of Indian Army jawans on the occasion of "Raksha Bhandan” at Siachen Glacier on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI8_18_2016_000188B)

"We are very proud of the soldiers serving here who have never thought of their own good and of their families. They serve diligently, with passion...so a thanks from a grateful nation," Irani said. PTI

Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani laying a wreath at war memorial at Siachen Glacier base camp on Thursday. PTI Photo / PIB (PTI8_18_2016_000341B)

Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani laying a wreath at war memorial at Siachen Glacier base camp on Thursday. PTI

Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani distributing sweets to Army jawans while celebrating "Raksha Bhandan” with them at Siachen base camp on Thursday. PTI Photo / PIB (PTI8_18_2016_000344B)

"My mother specially prepared sweets for you all. So, this is not only the affection of a sister but the love of a mother," Textile Minister Smriti Irani told soldiers at the Siachen Base Camp. PTI

Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani as celebrates "Raksha Bhandan” with Army jawans at Siachen Glacier on Thursday. Twitter

Textiles Minister Smriti Irani flew back after spending around one-and-a-half-hours at the base camp.in Siachen after she celebrated Raksha Bhandan with army jawans on Thursday. Twitter


Updated Date: Aug 18, 2016 22:41 PM

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