Gen. Rawat pays maiden visit to Eastern Command as Army Chief

| Updated: Jan 25, 2017 03:44 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 24(ANI): Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday undertook his first visit to the Eastern Command after taking over as the Army Chief. Earlier in the day General Rawat landed at Tezpur and was received at the airport by Lt. Gen Praveen Bakshi, Eastern Command and Lt Gen AS Bedi, Gajraj Corps. On his arrival, he was briefed by the Corps Commander on the security situation in the AOR (area of responsibility). After that the Army Chief's proceeded to visit Tawang and the forward areas in Western Arunachal along with the Army Commander and the Corps Commander. General Rawat has previously been a Corps Commander in the Eastern Command and is well acquainted with the nuances of operational scenario here. He was satisfied with the operational preparedness of Gajraj Corps and encouraged all ranks of the Corps to keep up the high state of alertness and professionalism displayed by them.(ANI)