Army Chief visits forward areas in Eastern Ladakh

Army Chief visits forward areas in Eastern Ladakh

 

Leh, June 24: Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane on Wednesday visited forward areas near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh and reviewed the operational situation on the ground.

The two-day visit of the Army Chief holds significance as it comes a week after 20 Indian Army personnel were killed in a brutal assault by the Chinese military in Galwan Valley, which further escalated the border tension.

An Army official said that General Naravane on Wednesday visited forward areas in Eastern Ladakh and reviewed the operational situation on the ground.

General Naravane commended the troops for their high morale and exhorted them to continue working with zeal and enthusiasm.

A Defence Ministry spokesperson said that the Army chief arrived at the Fire and Fury Corps here on a two-day visit on Tuesday. “The Army Chief — accompanied by Lieutenant General YK Joshi, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command and Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, General Officer Commanding Fire and Fury Corps — immediately on arrival, visited the Army Hospital at Leh and interacted with the patients on Tuesday,” he said.

He said General Naravane complimented all ranks for their high standard of professionalism and dedication to duty. The Army chief urged them to continue to discharge their duties with the same dedication and zeal.

On Tuesday, the Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, Member of Parliament of Ladakh met General Naravane at the Hall of Fame at Leh.