Army Chief visits Central Command HQ in Lucknow

New Delhi (NVI): Army Chief Gen MM Naravane, who is on a two-day visit to Army formations, today visited the Central Command headquarter in Lucknow and reviewed the operational preparedness in the wake of India-China border tensions.

The Chief of Army Staff had yesterday visited Tezpur in Assam to review the ground situation amid reports that China had deployed its troops at Arunachal Pradesh border. In Lucknow, the COAS was briefed on various operational and administrative aspects by Lieutenant General IS Ghuman, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Central Command, the Defence Public Relations Officer (PRO) said in an official release.

Gen Naravane “expressed satisfaction on the efforts being made to ensure capability enhancement and operational effectiveness of the forces and development of infrastructure in the Central Sector,” the Defence PRO statement said.

“He was appreciative of the efforts being put in by the soldiers in the forward areas operating under very difficult conditions in High Altitude areas for achieving a high degree of operational preparedness,” it added.

The Army Chief also met Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath before departing for Delhi.

-ARK