September 29, 2022

Army Chief visits Southern Command, takes stock of developmental efforts towards modernising Indian Armed Forces

Pune/ Panaji, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General MM Naravane has been on a two day visit to Southern Command, touching base at Pune and Goa.  During his Pune visit, the COAS visited Tata Motors at Pimpri where he observed the operations of the assembly lines of Passenger and Commercial Vehicles and Engineering Research Centre (ERC).

A range of Tata vehicles including Xenon, AWD (4×4) Troop Carrier, Light Bullet Proof Vehicle and Combat Support Vehicles, namely Mine Protected Vehicles and Wheeled Armoured Amphibious Platform AWD (8×8) configuration were on display.

On the same day, General Naravane also visited the Strategic Systems Complex (SSC) of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) at Talegaon near Pune to witness their production facilities and developmental efforts towards modernising the Indian Armed Forces.

The COAS was briefed about various defence related programmes and engagements of L&T with the Indian Army. The COAS complimented the efforts of both the indigenous manufacturers in promoting Atmanirbharta in defence manufacturing.

On the second day i.e. August 7, Gen MM Naravane would be visiting INS Hansa in Goa.

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