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Jaitley visits (rpt) visits forward posts on Indo-Pak border


Chandigarh: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today visited the forward posts around Dera Baba Nanak area along the International Border (IB) with Pakistan in Amritsar district.

“The Minister interacted with troops, as part of Army’s motivation and welfare programme (rpt) programme,” a press release said.

Jaitley is on a day-long visit to Amritsar.

He also motivated (rpt) motivated the troops and announced incentives for those deployed on the forward posts, the release said.

Jaitley was accompanied by Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag.

On arrival, the defence minister was received by Lt Gen K J Singh, Western Army Commander, Lt General N P Singh Hira, Vajra Corps Commander and Maj Gen PS Sandhu, ‘Panther Division’ commander.

Jaitley also visited Headquarters of ‘Panther Division,’ where he was given a “comprehensive briefing” on the overall dynamics of Western Sector, including operational preparedness, the release said.