Assam: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General MM Narvane is on a two-day visit to Army formations in Tezpur and Lucknow to carry out a comprehensive review of India’s military preparedness along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The COAS visited the 4 Corps headquarters in Tezpur on Thursday. He is scheduled to visit HQ Central Command in Lucknow on Friday.
At the Gajraj Corps HQ in Tezpur, the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command, Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan briefed the COAS on various operational and administrative aspects.
The COAS interacted with all the Corps Commanders of Eastern Command and reviewed the prevailing security situation and operational preparedness in the Eastern Theatre. COAS Narvane appreciated the efforts of the soldiers of the country in protecting the territorial integrity of the nation. He also encouraged all ranks to keep up the high state of alertness and professionalism displayed by them.
In view of the ongoing border tensions with China, the Indian Army has significantly ramped up troop deployment in all the sensitive areas across the 3500-km-long LAC. According to reports, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has also deployed additional fighter jets and attack helicopters in key bases looking after the airspace along the LAC in the Arunachal sector.