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Army Chief visits Siachen, Leh, Srinagar; interacts with troops

Army Chief visits Siachen, Leh, Srinagar; interacts with troops

JAMMU: Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat accompanied by Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General D Anbu today visited Siachen, Leh and Srinagar.

On arrival at Siachen Base camp, the Army Chief paid tributes to the martyrs by laying a wreath at Siachen War Memorial and then interacted with troops posted at Siachen.

Thereafter, the Army Chief moved to Leh where he was briefed on the overall security situation and operational preparedness by the Corps Commander, a defence spokesman here said.

He said that the Chief later interacted with officers and men at the Leh Garrison. During his interaction, he appreciated the commitment, dedication, sacrifice and professionalism of all officers and men posted to the region and called upon them to continue to uphold the core values of the Indian Army, he added.

The Army Chief later moved to Srinagar for his first visit to the Valley after assuming the post as COAS where he was briefed about the prevailing security scenario in Kashmir and the measures instituted to integrate all Government agencies for efficient intelligence generation and successful conduct of operations. (AGENCIES)


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