Nirmala Sitharaman visits Gujarat, briefed about Sir Creek

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited Gujarat for two days on September 10-11 where she was, among other things, briefed about the Sir Creek, the disputed area on the border between India and Pakistan.
Ms. Sitharaman was received on arrival in Ahmedabad by Chief of Army Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and Lt General P M Hariz, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command.
The Army Commander, Southern Command briefed the Defence Minister about the operational situation, an official press release said.
The release said the Minister preferred to use her first call to the region to visit Sir Creek because of the relevance of the area to the overall security requirements of Southern Command.
The General Officer Commanding Golden Katar Division briefed Ms. Sitharaman on the historic relevance and strategic implications of the need to maintain effective surveillance in the area. 
Interacting with all ranks of Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, the Minister appreciated the manner in which the troops are maintaining territorial integrity and are prepared for any eventuality, the release added.




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