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Defence minister to celebrate Diwali with Army troops in Arunachal forward posts

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

Defence Sitharaman will celebrate with Indian troops deployed at forward posts in

district of Arunachal Pradesh, officials said Tuesday.

She will fly over the general area and visit Anini and Andrala Omkar forward posts and meet the troops there on Wednesday, Kohima-based Defence Col said.

The high altitude post of Andrala Omkar is 35-40 km from the nearest road head, he said.

Sitharaman would be briefed about the defence preparedness and infrastructure improvements by the and would also meet and interact with the families of soldiers who died in the line of duty, the added.

Lt Gen and other senior officials of the Army will accompany her during the entire visit.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 18:50 IST