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Defence Minister Sitharaman visits Rajasthan air base

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New Delhi | Sunday, Sep 10 2017 IST
 
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today made her maiden visit to the forward Uttarlai Air Force base in western Rajasthan.Ms Sitharaman is the first Defence Minister to visit the base since George Fernandes had last visited the base in 2001."Smt @nsitharaman completes her visit to the Air Force Station in Uttarlai. Last RM to visit the base was Shri George Fernandes in 2001," said a tweet from the Defence Minister's official twitter account. The Minister was received by IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa, senior Air Staff Officer of Southern Western Air Command Air Marshal D S Rawat and Air Officer Commanding of the Air Force Station Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma at the Indian Air Force base in Barmer district bordering Pakistan.The Minister was presented a Guard of Honour by the Air Warriors on her arrival at the base.She was also briefed on the air base's role and nature of air operations undertaken from there.Earlier in the day, Ms Sitharaman flagged off sailing boat INSV Tarini carrying Indian Navy's all-women crew in Goa. UNI DEVN AD SB 2244

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