Minister to witness joint military drill involving the Army, the Air Force, the Navy and the Coast Guard on January 14
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrived in Port Blair for a two-day visit to the Andaman Nicobar Command (ANC) on 13 & 14 January 2019. The minister will witness a joint military drill involving the Army, the Air Force, the Navy and the Coast Guard on January 14. Three exercises will be taking place – general survival exercise, amphibious drill and a joint drill.
On her second visit to the Command, she will be reviewing its operational preparedness and infrastructural developments of the outlying units of ANC. During her visit, the defence minister will witness an operational exercise involving all the forces of the Command, off Campbell Bay in the Great Nicobar Island on 14 January. Nirmala Sitharaman will be interacting with troops and also inaugurating the second phase of Married Accommodation Project (MAP) consisting of 868 dwelling units for troops of ANC at Brichgunj Military Station.