The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Bikram Singh visited Headquarters Eastern Command on 07 May 2014.
Lt General MMS Rai, Army Commander, Eastern Command briefed the COAS on the operational preparedness, security situation and the progress of infrastructure development in the Eastern Theatre. The COAS reiterated that Eastern Theatre will be given due importance including requisite thrust on development of infrastructure to support troops deployed in the challenging and hostile terrain of the region. He also took stock of the new raisings, including 17 Corps, which commenced raising on 01 January 2014. The COAS was also briefed on the internal security situation in the North Eastern States.
The Chief, thereafter, addressed the officers in the station, emphasising the need to uphold the core values of the Army and urged them to strengthen the work culture hinging on professional ethos. He also emphasised on the importance of taking care of the requirements and needs of the ex-servicemen and ‘Veer Naris’.
The COAS complimented all ranks of Eastern Command for their continued efforts in fulfilling their operational roles and tasks.