Saturday, June 16, 2012

New Delhi: Jyaistha 26, 1934
Jun 16, 2012
General Bikram Singh, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) arrived in Srinagar on 15 Jun 2012 for his first visit to valley after assuming the appointment as COAS. He was accompanied by Lt Gen KT Parnaik, GOC-in-C, Northern Command. For the chief, its like home coming to the Valley. He has served the people of Kashmir in various capacities including commanding the prestigious Chinar Corps in 2008 - 2009.

On 15 Jun 2012, the Army Chief visited the Chinar Corps Headquarters wherein he was briefed in detail about the prevailing security scenario in the Kashmir Valley and the operational preparedness of the Corps on the Line of Control as well as for the internal security tasks. The General made courtesy calls on the HE, the Governor and Hon’ble Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir in the evening, where he discussed the security situation prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir.

On 16 Jun 2012 the COAS visited the forward areas. While interacting with the officers and troops he gave out his key result areas and stressed upon the secular and apolitical ethos of the Indian Army. He complimented them for their outstanding vigilance, state of preparedness and high morale. The Chief was appreciative of the initiatives under taken by Northern Command and in particular the Chinar Corps which have led to a peaceful environment in the Valley.

President Central Family Welfare Organisation, Mrs Bubbles Singh interacted with families of soldiers and Veer Naris in Badami Bagh Cantonment. She also met the patients admitted in 92 Base Hospital.

While addressing the officers at the Chinar Corps he exhorted them to continue to operate with added zeal and elan while scrupulously upholding the law of the land, respecting human rights and undertake synergised people friendly operations that would further augment the yearning for peace.   

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