Sitharaman celebrates Diwali with Army personnel in border posts

ITANAGAR, Nov 08: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Wednesday celebrated Diwali with Army personnel in remote posts in Arunachal Pradesh near Sino-India border.

She first overflew the forward most post of Rochcham near border and then visited Hayuliang post in Anjaw district, Kohima-based defence spokesman Col. Chiranjit Konwer said.

At Hayuliang, she celebrated Diwali with the jawans, distributed sweets, wished them prosperity and happiness.

She undertook a tour of the forward areas in Dau-Delai and Lohit Valleys in Anjaw district as her slated visit to Anini and Andrala Omkar border posts in Dibang valley district to celebrate the festival with the Army personnel had to be cancelled due to inclement weather, Konwer said.

She appreciated the zeal, enthusiasm and dedication of the troops stationed in the high mountainous areas of the state to ensure the sanctity of the country’s borders, he added.

Sitharaman was accompanied by GOC-in-chief of Eastern Command Lt Gen M M Naravane and GoC of Spear Corps Lt Gen Gopal R.

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