Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrived here on Tuesday on a two-day maiden visit to army’s Spear Corps Zone in Nagaland.
After her arrival here, Sitharaman was briefed by Lt. Gen Gopal R, general officer commanding, Spear Corps, on the progress of operations of the corps that include counter-terrorist as well as border management operations along the Indo-Myanmar border in the North East region, a PIB release said.
On Wednesday, the defence minister will visit forward areas of Nagaland along the Indo-Myanmar border. She will undertake a detailed assessment of the border guarding operations undertaken by Spears Corps and interact with officers and troops of Assam Rifles operating along the border to have a first-hand assessment of the security situation there.
During her visit to the forward areas, Sitharaman will also meet and interact with the local people of these areas. She will return to New Delhi in the evening on Wednesday.
The defence minister was earlier scheduled to visit Nagaland on May 20. But she cancelled her trip that time.