Friday, 16 March 2012


NAGROTA: General VK Singh, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of the Army Staff visited the Headquarters of White Knight Corps today. On arrival at Nagrota, General Singh was received by Lieutenant General KT Parnaik, UVSM, YSM, GOC-in-C Northern Command and Lieutenant General AS Nandal, AVSM, SM, GOC White Knight Corps.   

The COAS was briefed on the prevailing security situation South of Pir Panjal Ranges in J&K. The Chief expressed his satisfaction over the reduction in terrorist infiltration.   Explaining the present environment, the General said that troops should not become complacent as we are yet to see the end of terrorism in J&K. He said that there was a need to remain vigilant and prepared at all times.  

In a special sainik sammelan held on the occasion, the Chief addressed the officers and men of the White Knight Corps and outlined the priority areas of the Indian Army. The General also spoke about the steps being taken towards transformation of the Army to make it operationally and logistically more efficient. 
The Chief informed the men about various measures initiated for their welfare in the recent times. He said that long overdue improvements have been made in the ration and clothing of jawans. The process for removal of anomalies in the 6th pay commission has also been initiated.  
 The General underlined the need for all ranks of the Army to always maintain high moral values and to live by the principles which are traditionally identified with the Army. Later, the Chief shared a cup of tea with jawans. The Army Chief returned to New Delhi in the afternoon.

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