Army chief visits formations under eastern command

KOLKATA: With the necessary protection against Covid-19, including a face mask, the army chief, General M M Naravane, toured various formations during the past two days. The formations he visited included Sukna, Binnaguri and. Before assuming the post of Army chief, he commanded the Eastern Command and had first-hand knowledge of operations in this region.

During their two-day visit, the training leaders briefed the Training Chief in detail on their operational readiness. Important training and logistics issues were also discussed. The Army chief also interacted extensively with troops deployed on the ground and assessed the situation along the borders. General Naravane also inspected various facilities established by the Army in his effort to contribute to the nation's fight against Covid-19, a senior official said.

He praised the high state of operational readiness as well as the training standards and urged all ranks to continue the good work in these difficult times. Thousands of soldiers are deployed to remote and harsh front areas throughout the country's northeastern states under the Eastern Command. With families living thousands of miles away during the pandemic, their work has become more difficult.