The minister, who tied rakhis to soldiers posted at the world's highest battleground, said she had carried with her sweets prepared under the supervision of her mother.
"I said there must be mithai with the rakhi and asked what my brothers here would have. I was told they usually get chocolates and badam pista. So I took special permission to get mithai made under the supervision of my mother," said Ms Irani, 40. She also tweeted, "Consider myself fortunate to have been able to spent auspicious day of #Rakshabandhan with soldiers at Siachen."
Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitaraman, who visited Tawang on the India-China border, thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for designing the plan to send women ministers to India's borders today to tie rakhis to soldiers posted there. It sent the message that the nation cares for them, she said.
Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi visited Indo-Nepal border post at Banbasa.
The ministers have posted photos on Twitter.
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