Ladakh, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Manoj Pande arrived at Leh on May 12 on his maiden visit to Ladakh region after assuming the reins of Indian Army.
The Army Chief was briefed on the security situation along the borders with special focus on Eastern Ladakh. The high level of operational readiness being maintained by the forces while maintaining a high tempo of capability development was highlighted.
Later, General Pande accompanied by Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command and Lieutenant General A Sengupta, General Officer Commanding, Fire and Fury Corps called on Lieutenant Governer of Union Territory of Ladakh RK Mathur.
This was followed by a detailed discussion on issues related to Civil-Military cooperation and the role of Indian Army in developmental activities in the Union Territory of Ladakh.
During his three day visit to Ladakh, the Army Chief will visit forward areas in Eastern Ladakh and interact with troops deployed along the Line of Actual Control in the most difficult and inhospitable terrain in the world.