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Sitharaman at amphibious military drill by armed forces in Andaman and Nicobar

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Monday watched a joint amphibious exercise off the Campbell Bay coast, the southern-most island of the nation, which saw participation of the three armed forces.

Andaman and Nicobar is an

"Smt @nsitharaman inspects Joint Amphibious Exercise by Integrated Service Command, ANC off the Campbell Bay coast, the southern most island of the nation," the defence minister's official twitter handle tweeted.

Andaman and is straddled strategically near the mouth of the

The is also an important sea lane of communication and is used by navies of several countries, including which has been stepping up its military infrastructure in the region.

Sitharaman also reviewed the presentation made by senior officials of the

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 17:50 IST