Published On: Thu, Feb 8th, 2018

Army Chief reviews Eastern Command’s operational preparedness

Kolkata: Army chief Bipin Rawat on Thursday visited the Eastern Army headquarters at Fort William her and reviewed the operational preparedness in view of the security situation in the eastern theatre, a defence official said.

Rawat, on a day’s visit to Fort William, was received by Eastern Army Commander

“Gen. Rawat reviewed the operational preparedness in view of the security situation in the Eastern theatre and also interacted with senior officers of the Eastern Command,” a defence ministry spokesman said.

Last year, there was a 73-day long stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops in the Doklam plateau, in an area contested by China and Bhutan close to Sikkim border.

Rawat, on a day’s visit to Fort William, was received by Eastern Army Commander, Lt Gen Abhay Krishna.

He also complimented all ranks of the Eastern Command for maintaining a high level of operational preparedness.

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