India’s Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrived in Assam on Tuesday to celebrate Diwali – the festival of lights – with army personnel and their families in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
On arrival at Chabua in Upper Assam’s Dibrugarh district, she was received by General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command, Lt Gen. MM Naravane and general officer commanding Spear Corps, Lt Gen. Gopal R.
She then proceeded to the headquarters of the seconnd Mountain Division at Dinjan in Dibrugarh district where she was briefed by army officials on the security situation in Upper Assam and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China.
At Dinjan, she also interacted with veer naris (war widows) and ex-servicemen and distributed sweets.
“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),” the defence ministry had tweeted on Monday night.