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Defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman visits Indo-Myanmar border

Defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who is at Dimapur in Nagaland, continued her visit to Spear Corps Zone on Wednesday.

Departing Dimapur in the morning, the defense minister visited forward posts of the Assam Rifles along the Indo-Myanmar Border. Nirmala Sitharaman was accompanied by Lieutenant General Gopal R and other senior officials.

At the forward posts, the defence minister witnessed the prevalent conditions and ongoing operations of units deployed for border guarding operations in the area. She was briefed by commanders operating on the ground.

Having made a comprehensive assessment of the situation, Sitharaman expressed satisfaction on the high standards of professionalism and dedication displayed by units and formations of Spear Corps responsible for operations along the Indo-Myanmar Border.

During the visit to forward areas, the defense minister also interacted with local state government functionaries and representatives of other security agencies. She also met local community leaders of the area and appreciated their cooperation in maintaining security in the area.

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