Army Chief Dalbir Singh pays farewell visit to Eastern Command HQ
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh on Sunday visited Eastern Command headquarters at Fort William in Kolkata as part of his farewell visit to the Army’s Eastern Command.
Singh is set to retire on December 31 and will be succeeded by Lt. General Bipin Rawat.
He addressed the officers of HQ Eastern Command at Albert Ekka Auditorium, in Fort William.
“He spoke about the current multi-pronged challenges faced by the Indian Army starting from low-intensity conflict, disaster management, infrastructure development, fast track modernisation to preparedness for conventional warfare,” said an official statement here.
“General Dalbir Singh stated that the Indian Army was fully prepared for any eventuality. He also interacted with the JCOs and soldiers and praised them for their splendid hard work and urged them to continue the same for the nation,” it added.
Lt. Gen Praveen Bakshi, GOC-in-C Eastern Command thanked General Dalbir Singh for steering the Indian Army with his exemplary leadership and presented a memento on behalf of the Eastern Command.