Sithara­man in A&N to Over­see Jt Mil­i­tary Drill

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

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.

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