Central Army commander reviews operational readiness


Chandigarh: Central Command General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Lieutenant General Balwant Singh Negi today arrived on a three-day visit to Chandimandir Military Station near here as part of a process to achieve greater synergy towards better operational preparedness.

The Central Army Commander interacted with Lieutenant General Surinder Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, where aspects of strategic cooperation, effective utilisation of strategic forces and higher military planning, were discussed, a defence spokesman said here.

The General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Central Command also visited the specialist engineer bridge regiment of the Surya Sappers and witnessed operational training to include specialist bridging and rafting operations for rapid induction of mechanised formations.

The Army Commander stressed on the ‘need of the hour’ to maintain the highest levels of operational readiness and commended the Sappers for their specialist skills and high level of training, he said.