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Sitharaman on two-day visit to Andaman and Nicobar

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Sunday reached Portblair on a two-day visit to and where she will witness a joint military drill involving the Army, the Air Force, the and the Coast Guard, officials said.

Sitharaman will witness three exercises -- general survival exercise, amphibious drill and a joint drill, an said.

and Nicobar is also the armed forces' tri-service command.

At least two drills will see participation of the three armed forces, the added.

"Smt @nsitharaman arrives in to oversee a major joint excercise involving the @adgpi , @indiannavy , @IAF_MCC and @IndiaCoastGuard during her 2 day visit," the defence minister's handle tweeted.

and is straddled strategically near the mouth of the

The is also an important Sea Lane of Communication and used by the navies of several countries, including which has been stepping up its military infrastructure in the Region.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 20:45 IST