The Chief of the Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh visited the forward areas of Uttarakhand on November 9, 2016 where he took stock of operational preparedness by own forces and infrastructure development in the crucial Central Sector. On his arrival, the COAS was received by the formation commanders and later given a detailed brief on the operational and administrative preparedness of own forces. The COAS also interacted with the troops at various locations he visited and enquired about their well being.
Gen Dalbir Singh expressed satisfaction with the efforts being made to ensure capability enhancement and operational effectiveness to meet all contemporary and emerging challenges in the forward areas along the LAC. The COAS appreciated the efforts of the formations deployed in the remote and difficult areas and exhorted them to continue their selfless service to the Nation.