Defence Minister interact with jawans at border posts in Sikkim today.
The defence minister arrived at the key military base, popularly known as ‘Trishakti’ Corps, late in the afternoon.
This is part of his two-day visit to West Bengal and Sikkim to review the military preparedness in view of the border row in eastern Ladakh as well as to celebrate Dussehra with soldiers. Singh is accompanied by Chief of the Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane. The army has significantly bolstered deployment of troops and weaponry along the nearly 3,500 km-long LAC, including in the Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh sectors. The officials said top commanders of the 33 Corps gave detailed briefing to the defence minister and Gen Naravane on the situation along the LAC in Sikkim sector as well as about deployment of troops and weapons. In his interaction with the troops, the defence minister conveyed his wishes to them on the occasion of Vijayadashami and hailed their dedication in securing the nation’s borders. “Due to brave soldiers like you, the borders of this country are protected. The whole country is proud of you,” he said. The defence minister also talked about the rich history of the Trishakti Corps. — PTI
On the second day of his visit to Darjeeling district in West Bengal and Sikkim today, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to interact with jawans at border posts in Sikkim. Mr Singh will also participate in Shashtra Puja and inaugurate a project of Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in Sikkim.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh reached Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling District yesterday. He was accompanied by Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane. Besides engagements with the army and BRO, Mr Singh is scheduled to inaugurate a temple in Gangtok. Sikkim chief secretary SC Gupta yesterday chaired a preparatory meeting with administrative officials; officers from the 17th Mountain Division, GREF and BRO; home, health and tourism departments; and Thakurbari Mandir Committee; among others.