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.