Union defence minister Rajnath Singh visits the army formation, in Dinjan, Assam on September 28 | ANI

Defence minister Rajnath Singh visited Dinjan military station in Assam and reviewed infrastructure development along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the China border, as well as capability development along with operational preparedness by Lieutenant General RC Tiwari of GOC 3 Corps, on September 28.

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The defence minister is on a two-day visit to frontline locations in Assam and Eastern Arunachal Pradesh on September 28-29.

Rajnath Singh accompanied by the army chief, general Manoj Pande and lieutenant general RP Kalita, army commander of Eastern Command along with other senior officers meet soldiers and interacted with them.

During the interaction, the soldiers sang the ‘Sandese Aate Hain’ song of the ‘Border’ movie. The defence minister lauded their talent and appreciated their efforts and sacrifice for the nation.

Rajnath Singh was briefed on infrastructure development along LAC as well as capability development and operational preparedness by lieutenant general RC Tiwari of GOC 3 Corps and other senior officers.

Subsequently, the defence minister reviewed the operational readiness of the formation in the easternmost part of the country.

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During the visit, the defence minister was also briefed on the employment of cutting-edge military equipment and technology to enhance the operational efficiency of the troops deployed on the frontline.

On September 29, the defence minister will be visiting forward posts to get first-hand input on operational preparedness and interact with troops.

He will be interacting with members of the second religious expedition to Athu Popu, an annual trek of the local Idu Mishmi tribe which is being facilitated by the Indian army since 2021 as part of the Indian army’s outreach and continued efforts towards supporting the locals & development of tourism.

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