National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 28 July 2017
The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, accompanied by the Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D Anbu visited White Knight Corps to review the op preparedness and the prevailing security situation.
The Army Chief was briefed by Lt Gen A K Sharma, GOC 16 Corps about the preparedness of White Knight Corps in dealing with the emerging and dynamically changing security situation and the measures taken to thwart any misadventure by the inimical forces.
The COAS visited Rajouri and Akhnoor Sectors wherein he was briefed on the operational readiness by the GOC Ace of Spades division and GOC Crossed Swords division. He also visited forward posts along the LoC where he was briefed in detail on the actions being undertaken to ensure a robust counter infiltration grid. He also interacted with the soldiers deployed on the forward posts and exhorted the troops to continue to remain vigilant and ‘Ever Ready’.
General Bipin Rawat while complimenting the formations for their unflinching efforts and reiterated the continued need to remain prepared in order to counter the nefarious designs of the enemy.
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