Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman conducts aerial survey of the Doklam-Nathula area

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman conducts aerial survey of the Doklam-Nathula area

In another video that was tweeted from the official handle of Sitharaman's office, the defence minister is seen interacting with a Chinese officer, who then introduced her to his colleagues and describes their job roles at the border.

Sitharam's visit to the Nathu La pass is considered to be significant as recent reports have suggested that Chinese soldiers remain in the vicinity of the Doklam standoff site.

When Indian soldiers present there try to prompt the answer, she promptly stops them, telling them to let the Chinese figure out the meaning on their own.

A day before Indian Air Force Day, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday visited Nathu La near India-China border, an area where the two countries indulged in an intense gun battle in 1967.

"Namaste! You know what "namaste" is?" she asks a Chinese soldier who is acting as a translator.

Sitharaman then asks the Chinese equivalent of "Namastey".

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Sitharaman had also posted a photo of her waving at the Chinese troops.

The visit in Tezpur was part of Sitharaman's maiden visit to the Eastern Command as defence minister during which she familiarized and reviewed the formation of Indian Army and Indian Air Force (IAF).

Lauding them for their steadfast commitment and high morale in facing the diverse challenges thrown up by the dynamic security environment, Mrs. Sitharaman exhorted the troops to continue with the same zeal and sense of pride and honour showing due respect to human rights. She also offered candies to the army personnel there.

Notably, the Indian government has maintained that the situation at the border has not changed since both the countries reached an agreement over Doklam standoff.

She later met with Chief Minister Pawan Chamling at his residence to discuss issues in the state.

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