Sitharaman in A&N to Oversee Jt Military Drill
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday reached Port Blair on a two-day visit to Andaman and Nicobar Islands where she will witness a joint military drill involving the Army, the
Air Force, the Navy and the Coast Guard, officials said. Sitharaman will witness three exercises — general survival exercise, amphibious drill and a joint drill, an official said. Andaman and Nicobar is also the armed forces’ triservice command. At least two drills will see participation of the three armed forces, the official added. Andaman and Nicobar archipelago is straddled strategically near the mouth of the Malacca Straits.