Friday, June 15, 2012


Udhampur : 15 Jun 2012.

Chief of Army Staff, General Bikram Singh, arrived here on a two day visit to J&K. He is accompanied by Mrs Bubbles Singh, President, Family Welfare Organisation (FWO).

The Army Chief had a detailed interaction with Lt Gen KT Parnaik, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), Northern Command. In this meeting with the GOC-in-C, the COAS was apprised of the current security situation and the operational preparedness in Northern Command, as well as the complex dynamics of the proxy war situation in the State.

The Army Chief is also visiting Srinagar where he will be briefed by General Officer Commanding, Chinar Corps and will proceed to forward areas for meeting and interacting with troops deployed on the Line of Control (LoC). During his visit to Srinagar, Gen Bikram Singh will also make a courtesy call on His Excellency, the Governor, Shri NN Vohra and the Honourable Chief Minister, Shri Omar Abdullah.

Mrs Bubbles Singh interacted with Mrs Anagha Parnaik, Regional President, FWO, Northern Command and was briefed on the various welfare related activities being undertaken. She also interacted with other ladies of Northern Command and Veer Naris during her visit and a similar interaction with ladies of Chinar Corps and Veer Naris is planned during her visit to Srinagar, General Bikram Singh has immense experience and knowledge of the operational dynamics in J&K since he has the distinction of having commanded a battalion, RR Sector, Division as well as a Corps in Northern Command. Choosing J&K as the first destination of his visit after taking over as Army Chief, indicates the special significance Gen Bikram Singh attaches to the State.  

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