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Army Chief concludes his two-day visit to Leh, urges all ranks to remain vigilant

LEH: The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General MM Naravane concluded a two-day visit to Leh amid border standoff with China on Friday.

As per an official release, Naravane took a firsthand review of logistics infrastructure at a forward base during his visit to eastern Ladakh on Thursday. He urged all ranks to remain vigilant.

"The COAS interacted with soldiers and local commanders deployed in difficult High Altitude forward areas. He appreciated their high morale and standards of professionalism exhibited by the units in safeguarding own territorial integrity. The COAS urged all ranks to remain vigilant and maintain a high order of operational readiness," the release said.

Later, at Leh, Lt Gen YK Joshi, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command and Lt General Harinder Singh, GOC, Fire and Fury Corps briefed him on the state of operational preparedness and on the logistics arrangements for the sustenance of forces in winters.

The situation with China has been tensed and India is continuously engaging with them at the military and diplomatic level, said Army Chief General MM Naravane on Friday, who is visiting Ladakh to review the situation amid the ongoing border tension.

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