Nirmala Sitharaman on a two-day visit to Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Vastavam web: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Sunday reached Portblair 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’ tri-service command. “Smt @nsitharaman arrives in Port Blair to oversee a major joint excercise involving the @adgpi , @indiannavy , @IAF_MCC and @IndiaCoastGuard during her 2 day visit,” the defence minister’s official handle tweeted. Andaman and Nicobar archipelago is straddled strategically near the mouth of the Malacca Straits.