New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh today reviewed the overall preparedness of Pune-based Southern Army Command and held interactions with senior officials there over various issues and challenges being faced by the force.
On a two-day tour to the Southern Command, General Singh will be visiting National Defence Academy at Khadakvasla and Bhopal-based Sudarshan Chakra Corps.
“The Army Chief interacted with senior functionaries of Southern Command and addressed the officers on contemporary challenges facing the Army. He was accompanied by Southern Army Commander Lt Gen A K Singh,” an officials said in New Delhi.
He also underlined the importance of collective efforts by everyone in overcoming these challenges and requirement of maintaining the highest standards of operational preparedness and discipline among officers and men, the official added.
Reiterating the Army’s ethos of commitment and professionalism, General Singh also emphasised on value-based leadership aimed at the welfare of troops.
Interestingly, in a first-of-its kind, General Singh’s address was relayed through a real time video link to approximately 3,000 officers and men in 24 stations of the Southern Command.
During his interaction with ex-servicemen, the Army Chief assured them of concerted effort towards amelioration of their problems during this year which has been designated as the ‘Year of Veterans’.
After visiting the NDA on Wednesday, General Singh proceeds to Bhopal where he will review the operational preparedness of Sudarshan Chakra Corps and address all army officers of Bhopal military station.
He will also call upon Governor of Madhya Pradesh Ram Naresh Yadav on Wednesday.