Army Chief reviews Eastern Command’s operational preparedness

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Kolkata, Feb 8 (IANS) 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.

“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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–IANS

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