Army Chief visits Siachen, Eastern Ladakh, reviews operational preparedness

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Army Chief

New Delhi (NVI): Army Chief Gen MM Naravane today visited Siachen and Eastern Ladakh and reviewed operational situation and preparedness of troops at all the strategic sectors in the two regions which share a border with China.

Gen Naravane was accompanied by Lt Gen YK Joshi, Army Commander, Northern Command and Lt Gen PGK Menon, GOC, Fire & Fury Corps, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

During the visit, the COAS (Chief of Army Staff) interacted with the troops and complimented them for their steadfastness and high morale, while being deployed in some of the harshest terrain, altitude and weather conditions, MoD said.

He was later briefed by GOC Fire and Fury Corps on the prevailing security situation and operational preparedness in the Corps Zone. The Army Chief is scheduled to return back tomorrow, according to the Defence Ministry.

Pertinent to mention here that India and China have been locked in military standoff at multiple friction points in Eastern Ladakh for over a year now. There has been a little progess in disengagement process while about 50,000 Indian troops continue to be deployed in the region.