Army commander reviews operational preparedness of Assam Rifles
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 23, 2019: The Eastern Army Commander Lieutenant General MM Naravane, AVSM, SM, VSM on a three day visit to the state visited Mantripukhari garrison of IGAR (South) where he was briefed in detail on the prevailing situation in Manipur and activities of Assam Rifles by the IG Assam Rifles, Major General KP Singh YSM.
Appreciating the numerous initiatives being undertaken by the formation, the Army Commander directed that all energies must be focused towards assisting the state administration in bringing normalcy to the state. He also witnessed the innovations made in equipment used for surveillance and security and was highly impressed by the ingenuity and creativity of the troops, said a press statement by IGAR south.
The Army Commander also visited the forward areas and carried out an aerial recce of almost the entire Indo-Myanmar border with Manipur. He appreciated the excellent work being done by Assam Rifles troops despite the harsh terrain conditions and exhorted them to continue to give their best for their unit, their izzat and their nation, it added.
He left for Kolkata from Tulihal Airport where he was seen off by Lieutenant General Rajeev Sirohi, GOC Spear Corps and Major General KP Singh, IG AR(South), said the statement.
Naravane yesterday met governor Najma Heptulla at Raj Bhavan and chief minister N. Biren Singh at his secretariat.
He was accompanied by Lieutenant General Rajeev Sirohi, General Officer Commanding, Spear Corps and Major General KP Singh, IG Assam Rifles (South).
The Army Commander apprised the governor of the actions being taken by the Indian Army and Assam Rifles in coordination with other agencies, towards maintenance of peace and security in the state.