September 30, 2022

Army Chief visits WNC HQ; interacts with senior officials, defence manufacturers

COAS concluded two-day visit to Mumbai          

Mumbai, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General MM Naravane concluded a two-day visit to important Army and Naval installations at Mumbai. On September 13, the Army Chief visited HQ Western Naval Command where he reviewed a ceremonial guard of honour and interacted with Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief (FOC-in-C) of Western Naval Command (WNC).

The COAS also visited ‘INS Teg’, a Missile Frigate affiliated with the ‘Sikh Light Infantry Regiment’. In the evening, the COAS called on Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Governor of Maharashtra, and discussed issues of mutual interest including welfare and resettlement of Veterans in the State.

Later, he also interacted with representatives of major business houses involved in the manufacture and supply of state of the art equipment for the Defence Forces.

On September 14, the COAS visited the Headquarters Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa Area and different administrative echelons located in Mumbai. Lt Gen SK Prashar, GOC briefed him on the functioning of the Area HQ and their contributions in various humanitarian assistance during COVID-19 and flood relief operations this year.

The Army Chief appreciated the various welfare initiatives and projects undertaken to improve the quality of life of troops, their families and veterans by the Area HQ.

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