Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses at 'The Economist India Summit 2018', in Mumbai on Oct 25, 2018.. Image Source: IANS

New Delhi, Nov 5 : Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is scheduled to celebrate Diwali this year with troops at forward posts in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.

"Continuing the tradition of celebrating Diwali with the families of our soldiers, Nirmala Sitharaman will celebrate Diwali this year at Dinjan (Assam), Andra La-Omkar and Anini (Arunachal Pradesh)," the Defence Ministry tweeted on Monday.

She will also review the progress of the development of the infrastructure including defence preparedness in Arunachal which shares a long border with China.

Last year, Sitharaman celebrated Diwali with the families of tri-services personnel at the strategically important tri-services command at Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar islands.

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