Army chief reviews preparedness, situation in Assam

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Tezpur (Assam), Sep 6 (IANS) Army Chief, Gen. Dalbir Singh visited the Gajraj (4) Corps headquarters here on Tuesday and reviewed the operational readiness of the forces as well as the internal security situation in Assam, an army spokesman said.

The army chief, who was accompanied by Eastern Army Command chief, Lt. Gen. Praveen Bakshi expressed his satisfaction on the army’s efforts in bringing the insurgency situation under control, the spokesman said.

“Lt. Gen. D. Anbu, GOC of the Gajraj Corps, updated General Suhag on the security situation in Assam. The Chief of the Army Staff expressed his satisfaction on the conduct of operations by the army in bringing the insurgency situation under control,” said the spokesman while adding that he also reviewed the preparedness of Gajraj Corps, which is deployed on the Line of Actual Control.

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The army chief’s visit assumes significance as the Indian Air Force (IAF) has recently landed its combat aircraft Sukhoi 30 MKI at the advanced landing ground (ALG) at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh bordering China, while the army had also upgraded ALGs at Ziro, Along, Mechuka and at Walong.



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