Antony to arrive in Sikkim today

December 1st, 2007 - 10:38 am ICT by admin  

Gangtok, Dec 1 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony will arrive here today on a two-day visit to forward areas of the Sino-Indian border in Sikkim .

The visit seems to be significant as it is being held amid reports of alleged incursions by Chinese armed forces into Indian Territory .

Antony will be accompanied by Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor and other senior Defence Ministry officials.

During his stay, he will visit forward areas in the State including Nathu La, which links Tibet with Sikkim, as well as the strategically-located 112 Mountain Brigade, among other places. He will also brief by the Army Commanders.

The Defence Minister will interact with the troops and review the security situation besides meeting State Government officials.

This is going to be the first visit of Antony to the State after he took charge of the Ministry in October last year. (ANI)

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