Srinagar, Apr 16 (GNS): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General MM Naravane on Thursday stressed upon the jawans to be prepared to meet emerging security challenges effectively at all times.
The COAS, who is on a two day visit to Kashmir to review the prevailing security situation, applauded the jawans for their high level of morale and motivation, and said it was the “dawn of a new era” of development, peace and prosperity in Kashmir.
General Naravane, accompanied by the Northern Army Commander, Lt Gen YK Joshi and Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen BS Raju, visited the formations and units in the hinterland.
The COAS extolled the close coordination among all government agencies towards maintaining vigil and peace in the valley and reaching out to the people wholeheartedly to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic together, a defense spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia in a statement issued to GNS said.
Later in the day, the COAS visited 92 Base Hospital, where he appreciated the excellent work and vital critical care being provided by the doctors and support staff of 92 Base Hospital. He commended them for being the lifeline of the Valley.
General Naravane was then briefed by the Chinar Corps Commander at Badami Bagh Cantonment on the overall situation pertaining to the Line of Control and the hinterland. He also met members of the civil society later in the evening. (GNS)