September 30, 2022

Army Chief appreciative of high levels of operational preparedness despite COVID-19 restrictions

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General Manoj Mukund Naravane visits Bhopal

Bhopal, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Manoj Mukund Naravane concluded a two-day visit to Bhopal on January 21 where he was briefed by the Sudarshan Chakra Corps Commander and other commanders on operational preparedness and on the reforms being undertaken towards transforming the formation into a modern, cohesive, lean and agile war fighting force. The Army Chief was appreciative of the formation’s high levels of operational preparedness despite the restrictions imposed by COVID-19 pandemic. 

He complimented their proactive approach in undertaking flood relief operations at Datia, Shivpuri, Sheopur, Morena, Ashoknagar and Jalon of Madhya Pradesh. The COAS also interacted with troops and exhorted them to continue working with zeal and be prepared for any future operational challenges.

Lieutenant General JS Nain, Southern Army Commander also accompanied the Army Chief during the latter’s visit.

The Army Chief later visited Headquarters Paschim Madhya Pradesh Sub Area, and appreciated the role of the Sub Area in assisting the civil administration in combating the COVID-19 pandemic by setting up Adhoc COVID Isolation Facilities, provision and repair of critical life-saving equipment and augmentation of Civil Medical Infrastructure.

The COAS also visited 3 EME Centre at Bairagarh Military Station and reviewed the training being imparted to mould future generation of soldiers of the Indian Army.

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