Army chief visits Drass, reviews operational preparedness

Army chief General Bipin Rawat visited Drass sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday and reviewed the operational preparedness of the armed forces, a defence spokesman said here.

“General Rawat was briefed by the General Officer Commanding, ‘Fire & Fury’ Corps on the prevailing situation and operational preparedness in the sector,” the spokesman said.

He said the Army chief also interacted with soldiers deployed on the Line of Control (LoC).

“General Rawat was accompanied by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command.

While interacting with the soldiers, he appreciated their tenacity and resolve to guard the borders in the harsh terrain and extreme weather conditions,” the spokesman said.

General Rawat, the spokesman said, recalled the valour and sacrifice of troops who fought in Operation Vijay in Drass sector in 1999 and he exhorted all ranks to execute their assigned tasks with the same zeal, vigour and responsibility.

He also called upon all ranks of the ‘Fire & Fury’ Corps to re-dedicate themselves towards upholding the values that the Indian Army stands for.