Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who was in Nathu La on Saturday, said she waved at the Chinese soldiers from the across the border who were reportedly taking her pictures.
“Acknowledged a row of Chinese soldiers from across the fence who were taking pictures on my reaching Nathu La,” she tweeted.
Sitharam, who was in Sikkim for a day, travelled to Nathu La by road and interacted with army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) officials.
She was accorded a guard of honour on her arrival at Nathu La. Chief of Eastern Command Lt Gen Abhay Krishna briefed her about the Army’s security preparedness along the India-China border.
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Her scheduled aerial survey of Doklam and forward posts in border areas of Sikkim was cancelled on Saturday due to bad weather, a statement issued by the Department of Information and Public Relations, government of Sikkim, said.
Source: Indian Express