Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday visited forward posts of the Assam Rifles along the Indo-Myanmar Border.
Sitharaman, who arrived at Dimapur yesterday, continued her visit to Spear Corps Zone today. The minister was accompanied by Lt Gen. Gopal R,
General Officer Commanding, Spear Corps.
At the forward posts, Sitharaman witnessed first hand 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, the minister expressed satisfaction on the 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, Sitharaman also interacted with local State Government functionaries and representatives of other security agencies.
She also met with local community leaders of the area and appreciated their cooperation in maintaining security in the area. The minister left for Delhi later in the day.