Army Chief visits Ladakh, takes stock of security situation
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Jammu, Aug 17: Army Chief General Bikram Singh Friday arrived on a three-day visit to Ladakh, his first visit to the region after his appointment as Chief of Army Staff.
General Singh, who arrived at Leh this morning, was received by Lt Gen KT Parnaik, GOC-in-C Northern Command and Lt Gen Rajan Bakhshi, GOC 14 Corps, Army spokesman of Northern Command, Lt Col Rajesh Kalia said.
The Army Chief was briefed by the Corps Commander on the prevailing security environment, infrastructure development projects and various initiatives undertaken by the Army in Ladakh Region, Kalia said.
General Singh will visit forward deployment areas in Siachen Glacier and Eastern Ladakh during the next two days of his stay, the spokesman added.
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