Army Chief reaches Jammu to review security situation along LoC

Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane visited the forward areas of the Rising Star Corps to review the current security situation and operational readiness of the troops deployed on the ground in Jammu-Pathankot region.

The Army Chief was received in Jammu by Lt Gen RP Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi, GOC Rising Star Corps, Maj Gen VB Nair, GOC Tiger Division and Air Cmde AS Pathania, AOC, Air Force Station, Jammu, acct to an official statement.

General Naravane was briefed by Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi on the operational preparedness, up-gradation of security infrastructure and the internal security matters in the sector.

The Army Chief, accompanied by GOC Tiger Division, reviewed operational preparedness in the forward areas. He interacted with field formation Commanders and troops on the ground during the visit. He also visited the forward areas of the Gurj division and was briefed by Maj Gen YP Khanduri, GOC, Gurj division.

The COAS reiterated the stance of ‘zero tolerance’ against ceasefire violations by Pakistan and infiltration attempts by terrorists. He further highlighted that all agencies of the services and the government were working together relentlessly and would continue to do the same to defeat the nefarious design of proxy war being fueled by our adversaries.

The Army Chief, later, addressed all ranks of the Western Command through video-conferencing and lauded the morale of the troops. He expressed complete confidence in the Indian Army’s capabilities to thwart any misadventure by the enemies of our country and handle any situation.

He also commended the efforts of all formations of Western Command in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting the ongoing ‘Op Namaste’.