Army Chief General M M Naravane visits troops on Western Front
Jaipur: The Chief of Army Staff, General M M Naravane, visited forward areas of the Sapta Shakti Command in the states of Rajasthan and Punjab from 12th to 13th May 2020.
The Army Chief, accompanied by Sapth Shakti Army Commander, Lt Gen Alok Kler, visited formations in the field and reviewed their operational preparedness, including logistic aspects.
The COAS interacted with troops, and lauded them for their high morale and motivation. He appreciated, the high state of operational preparedness of the Sapta Shakti Command to thwart any threat that inimical forces may pose across the Western Front. He commended efforts of the formations in the ongoing fight against Covid-19 pandemic. While addressing the officers, the Army Chief declared that IBGs (Integrated Battle Groups) will be operationalised soon. He also advised optimisation of funds allotted under defence budget in view of the economic constraints due to COVID-19, and said that the funds should be utilised judiciously giving highest priority to operational needs.
During the visit, he exhorted all ranks to continue the excellent work and to maintain highest standards of battle readiness while ensuring force preservation to meet the emerging challenges efficiently and effectively.
Col. Sombit Ghosh