Gen MM Naravane #COAS visited #Siachen & #EasternLadakh & reviewed the operational preparedness. #COAS also interacted with the troops & complimented them for their steadfastness & high morale, while being deployed in some of the harshest terrain, altitude & weather conditions. pic.twitter.com/BsC2GitE0A
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India’s Army Chief General MM Naravane got to visit eastern Ladakh and Siachen and assessed India’s command and control preparedness in strategically important sectors on Tuesday.
Army Chief Naravane was supported by Lt Gen YK Joshi, Army Commander of the Northern Command, and Lt Gen PGK Menon, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Leh-based Fire & Fury Corps.
According to an official release, Gen Naravane interacted with the troops and praised them for their tenacity and strong leadership despite being stationed in some of the most difficult
terrain, altitude, and weather conditions. Lt Gen Menon later briefed Gen Naravane about the prevailing security situation and operational preparedness in the region.
The Army chief is scheduled to return to the national capital on Wednesday.
The Army chief’s visit to eastern Ladakh comes at a time when India and China are rotating troops in the forward areas and training for their annual summer exercises.
There were 11 rounds of Corps Commander-level discussions between India and China to move the disengagement phase forward in the remaining pressure points such as Gogra, Hot Springs, and Depsang, but no results were achieved.
“Everything we do must be done with caution. We will be cautious and closely monitor any activity on either side of the LAC until the trust gap is closed. But, at the end of the day, I believe we have accomplished a lot,” said Indian Army Chief Gen MM Naravane cautioning about the sensitive situation at Ladakh