Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday performed 'shastra pooja' with troops in Sikkim

Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane was also present at the event.

Later in the day, Rajnath is expected to interact the soliders at Nathu La post along the Line of Actual Control.

Rajnath, who is on a two-day visit to Sikkim, arrived at the Sukna-based HQ of 33 Corps or 'Trishakti' Corps on Saturday afternoon.

Rajnath and Gen Naravane received a detailed briefing from top commanders about the situation along the LAC in Sikkim sector. Deployment of troops and weaponry were also discussed.

Defence Minister Singh had performed a 'shastra pooja' to welcome the Rafale fighter aircraft during his bilateral visit to the French port city of Bordeaux on Dussehra last year.