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The Union Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman being briefed at Lungwa, at the Indo-Myanmar border under 35 Battalion of Assam Rifles by the Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Gopal, GOC 3 Corps and his team, during her visit to Nagaland on May 30, 2018.

New Delhi. 30 May 2018. Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who arrived at Dimapur, Nagaland on 29 May 2018, continued her visit to Spear Corps Zone today. The Raksha Mantri undertook a visit of forward posts of the Assam Rifles along the Indo-Myanmar Border and was accompanied by General Officer Commanding Spear Corps Lt Gen Gopal R.

At the forward posts, the Minister witnessed first-hand the prevalent

The  Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman being briefed at Lungwa, at the Indo-Myanmar border under 35 Battalion of Assam Rifles by the Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Gopal, GOC 3 Corps and his team, during her visit to Nagaland on May 30, 2018.

conditions and ongoing operations of units deployed for border guarding operations in the area. Here she was briefed by commanders operating on the ground. Having made a comprehensive assessment of the situation, the Minister expressed immense 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.

The  MinisterNirmala Sitharaman meeting the soldiers of 35 Rashtriya Rifles responsible for operations along the Indo-Myanmar Border, during her visit to Nagaland on May 30, 2018.

During her visit to the forward areas, she 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.

Notwithstanding weather disruptions, the Minister having accomplished objectives of the visit, departed for Delhi later in the day.

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