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Sitharaman celebrates Diwali with Army personnel in Arunachal's remote posts

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

Defence Wednesday celebrated Diwali with personnel in remote posts in near the Sino-border.

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

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

The defence also undertook a tour of the forward areas in Dau-Delai and Lohit Valleys in district as her slated visit to Anini and Andrala Omkar border posts in district to celebrate the festival with the 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, the said.

During the visit, Sitharaman was accompanied by Commanding-in-chief of M M Naravane and GoC of Gopal R.

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 18:00 IST