Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to celebrate Diwali with troops in Arunachal Pradesh

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will arrive in Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday to celebrate Diwali with troops in Upper Dibang Valley district, a defence official said. 

“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),” the Defence Ministry confirmed her visit in a tweet on Monday night.

Sitharam will be accompanied by Eastern Army Commander and other senior officials.

During her visit, she will be briefed about the defence preparedness and infrastructure improvements by the Army in the region, an official said.

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