Nirmala Sitharaman waves at Chinese soldiers taking her pictures at Sikkim border

Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted: "Acknowledged a row of Chinese soldiers from across the fence who were taking pictures on my reaching Nathu La.”

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 9, 2017 8:32 am
Nirmala Sitharaman, Nathu la, doklam, china, chinese soldiers Nirmala Sitharaman waves at Chinese soldiers taking her pictures from across the fence. (Source: Nirmala Sitharaman/Twitter)

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.

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.

She has, however, undertaken an aerial survey of Gangtok and surrounding areas from the new Greenfield Pakyong Airport in east Sikkim, the statement added.

She later met Sikkim chief minister Pawan Chamling at his official residence and sought the state government’s intervention in sorting out issues, mostly concerning land, between the army and the state’s forest department. Chamling assured all intervention from the government, the release said.

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  1. Girdhari Verma
    Oct 9, 2017 at 3:59 pm
    Its marvellous to see our Defence Minister saying Namaste at the border. Perhaps there is no photograph to match such melting of ice when icy winter is knocking. Perhaps destiny has bestowed this country a better capable, intelligent Defence Minister under capable leadership of Narender Modi. Our country is delighted to such exchange of words in the heat of dust and din.
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      Tallat mahmood
      Oct 8, 2017 at 2:41 pm
      Baghal mein chhuree moun nein ramram
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        Nitul Bhatt
        Oct 8, 2017 at 1:56 pm
        How can anyone not concur with what he is saying? He is speaking the truth. Look at all the Islamic republic and all are killing each other. Pakistan, Afghanistan, East Turkistan in China, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Checheniya, Somalia, Sudan, Nigeria/Boko Haram, Philipines etc etc. Since 1500 years Shia and Sunni are fighting, Both are fighting Ahmadias, Sufis, Kurds etc. So it is in their blood and religion. No country is at peace where they resides. So he said the truth and it hurts
        1. V
          Oct 8, 2017 at 1:34 pm
          It is unfortunate that people who do not have capacity are commenting on people who are really working for our country. Silence is a weapon and our PM has settled the Docklam issue in a dignified manner unlike Nehru who got India defeated at the hands of China. Manmohan has allowed the corruption of t he highest standard. Still there are followers for them.
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            Vijay V
            Oct 8, 2017 at 12:25 pm
            Do something and show something else - mantra of the great nationalist party. But, there is no surprise in this. Everybody knows what this party is all about - cook up lies and repeat the same lies 100 times (through different bought up media channels), to make us believe that it is a truth. After all, they have also got hundreds of people working under the leadership of TARUN SENGUPTA, who are full time busy in creating fake videos to burn this country into riots, just for their pity political gains of the party. They fooled us once at 2014 elections and many more times after that, but they should know we are not stupid that they can keep on fooling us always.
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              FRANCIS COUTINHO
              Oct 8, 2017 at 1:50 pm
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