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Rajnath to go to Sikkim and Darjeeling, provide Shastra Puja | India Information

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KOLKATA: Defence minister Rajnath Singh shall be visiting ahead areas in Sikkim and the headquarters of the Military’s 33 Corps at Sukna within the Darjeeling district throughout a two day tour beginning Saturday, ANI has reported. Whereas all consideration is […]

KOLKATA: Defence minister Rajnath Singh shall be visiting ahead areas in Sikkim and the headquarters of the Military’s 33 Corps at Sukna within the Darjeeling district throughout a two day tour beginning Saturday, ANI has reported.
Whereas all consideration is on the western a part of the Line of Precise Management (LAC) over the previous couple of months as a result of a standoff between Indian troops and people of China’s Individuals’s Liberation Military (PLA), there has additionally been appreciable mobilisation alongside the jap sector in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh to stop any makes an attempt by the Chinese language to step into Indian territory.
The 33 Corps headquarters at Sukna is answerable for the LAC in Sikkim the place circumstances aren’t any more easy than in Ladakh. Infrastructure in ahead areas can be a problem and Singh is slated to inaugurate a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) challenge throughout his go to. The defence minister can even journey to ahead areas and work together with troops deployed there throughout the festive season.
In accordance with ANI, Singh can even take part in Shastra Puja throughout his go to to Sikkim and Darjeeling. Shastra Puja is carried out at practically all defence items throughout the nation when navy personnel provide Puja to their weapons. This Puja is carried out on Dussehra. The weapons, or not less than a few of them, are positioned on a pedestal after which adorned with flowers earlier than the ceremony takes place. This ritual has its roots in mythology when Lord Ram is claimed to have provided prayers to his weapons earlier than vanquishing Ravana.
Singh, throughout his go to to France, additionally provided Shastra Puja whereas receiving the primary Rafale fighter jet on the Indian Air Pressure‘s behalf. In accordance with a senior defence official, Singh’s go to to the Japanese Command is necessary because the 33 Corps has at all times performed an important position within the defence of India’s border with China. Its position was significantly necessary in 2017 throughout the Doklam standoff when extra troops needed to be rushed to this important location to thwart the PLA’s makes an attempt to advance southward.

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