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Defence Minister Sitharaman to celebrate Diwali with troops in Arunachal Pradesh

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File photo of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman reviewing the Indian Air Force’s assets at Tezpur airbase, Assam

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will celebrate Diwali with soldiers stationed in Arunachal Pradesh’s Upper Dibang Valley district. 

The Defence Ministry confirmed her visit in a tweet on Monday night: “Continuing the tradition of celebrating Diwali with the families of our soldiers, Smt @nsitharaman will celebrate Diwali this year at Dinjan (Assam), Andra La-Omkar and Anini (Arunachal Pradesh).”

Sitharam, who is expected to travel to Arunachal today, will be accompanied by Eastern Army Commander and other senior officials. During the trip, she will be briefed about the defence preparedness and infrastructure improvements by the Army in the region. 

“She is expected to conduct an aerial survey of the region and will meet troops in Andra La-Omkar and Anini on Wednesday,” a defence official told IANS on Tuesday morning.

Sitharaman is also slated to meet families of fallen soldiers.

(With inputs from IANS)

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