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Jammu: Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will visit the Jammu region on Thursday and will take stock of the situation of areas along the Line of Control, an army officer said.

Her visit comes amid a series of exchange of fire between the armies of India and Pakistan.

During her visit, the defence minister will dedicate to the nation two important bridges constructed by the army in Jammu's Samba and Akhnoor sectors, the officer said.

She will first inaugurate the Bein bridge near Chak Lala in Samba district and later the Dhok bridge in Akhnoor sector of Jammu district, he said.

The officer said the Union minister will review the security situation in the region, especially in areas along the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC).

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