Army Chief General Bipin Rawat (File Photo/ANI)
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat (File Photo/ANI)

Fully satisfied with operational preparedness of troops to combat security challenges: Army Chief

ANI | Updated: Jun 22, 2019 22:23 IST


Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 22 (ANI): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat, accompanied by Army Commander, Northern Command Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh visited troops in the Akhnoor Sector here and expressed that, "he is fully satisfied with the operational preparedness of troops to meet all security challenges", a press note from Army said on Saturday.
The press note issued by the Public Relation Officer (PRO) Defence, Jammu, Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand stated, "The COAS was briefed and updated by Lt Gen Paramjit Singh, General Officer Commanding, White Knight Corps and commanders on the ground. The COAS reviewed the preparations to respond to ceasefire violations, counter-infiltration grid and preparation to deal with provocations by the enemy on the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB). The COAS was also briefed on the infusion of technology with operational techniques and integration of force multipliers, which has increased capabilities manifold."
The note further said, "The COAS also interacted with the soldiers and commended them for selfless devotion and high standard of professionalism. He was appreciative of the synergy between Jammu & Kashmir Police, Civil Administration, Border Security Force and the Army. He appreciated the motivation and high morale of the White Knight Corps. During the interaction, the COAS awarded, on the spot Commendation Cards to five soldiers for their gallant action in the face of the enemy."
"The COAS also conveyed his appreciation to the citizens residing along the LoC and international border for providing all the support to the deployed troops and maintaining vigil in their areas," it added. (ANI)

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