Mansarovar Yatra: Defence Ministry To Offer Support, Says Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said her ministry would offer its assistance whenever necessary to rescue the 1,500 Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims stranded in Nepal.

Two Indian pilgrims undertaking the Kailash Mansarovar yatra had died while over 1,500 others are stranded in mountainous regions of Nepal due to inclement weather.The External Affairs Ministry is working to rescue the pilgrims as soon as possible, she told reporters at the Chennai Airport.

“The Defence ministry will also offer its support whenever necessary,” the Union minister said.Sitharaman was in the city to take part in the 90th birth anniversary celebrations of Carnatic musician late Madras Lalitangi Vasanthakumari held on Tuesday. Read More

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