New Delhi: The Chief of the Army Staff, General MM Naravane concluded a two-day visit to Leh. The Chief of the Army Staff arrived at Leh and proceeded to forward areas to undertake a first-hand assessment of the situation along the LAC. He interacted with soldiers and local commanders deployed in difficult High Altitude forward areas. He appreciated their high morale and standards of professionalism exhibited by the units in safeguarding their own territorial integrity. General MM Naravane urged all ranks to remain vigilant and maintain a high order of operational readiness.
Later, at Leh, Lt Gen YK Joshi, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, and Lt General Harinder Singh, GOC, Fire and Fury Corps briefed him on the state of operational preparedness and on the logistics arrangements for the sustenance of forces in winters. The COAS expressed satisfaction on the efforts being made to ensure operational effectiveness and capability enhancement of the forces.