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New Delhi : Defence Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman arrived at Port Blair on January 13, 2019, evening, and was received by Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, Commander-in-Chief, Andaman & Nicobar Command at INS Utkrosh.

The Defence Minister is on a two- day visit to Andaman Nicobar Command (ANC) on January 13 & 14, 2019. 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 January 14, 2019. Sitaraman 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, according to a PIB release.

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