Ahmedabad: Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon’ble Raksha Mantri visited Golden Katar Division in Ahmedabad from 10 Sep to 11 Sep 2017. She was received by General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff and Lieutenant General PM Hariz, GOC-in-C, Southern Command.
Soon after having taken over as the Raksha Mantri, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, visited Ahmedabad where she was briefed on the operational situation by the Army Commander Southern Command. The Hon’ble Minister preferred her first call to visit the area of 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 the Raksha Mantri on the historic relevance and strategic implications of the need to maintain effective surveillance in the area.
Interacting with all ranks of Army, Navy, IAF and Coast Guard she appreciated the manner in which the troops are maintaining territorial integrity and are prepared for any eventuality.