Bipin Rawat visits forward posts at LAC
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Sunday visited forward locations of Arunachal Pradesh at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and interacted with the army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel.
The visit comes amid the continuing standoff between India and China in Ladakh since May last year. The standoff continues with no signs of a breakthrough and the Indian army has
been maintaining a strong vigil in other sectors of the LAC.
On the second day of his visit to operational areas of Arunachal Pradesh, Rawat also reviewed the operational capabilities and preparedness of the armed forces deployed along the LAC at Subhansiri Valley.
Rawat lauded the preparedness of the force to face any eventuality.
“Complimenting the soldiers for the innovative measures adopted to maintain effective surveillance and enhanced operational readiness, he said that only Indian soldiers could remain vigilant under such challenging situations ever willing to go well beyond the call of
duty to safeguard the borders. Nothing can deter the Indian Armed Forces on remaining steadfast in their call for duty,” a statement issued by the army said.
On Saturday, Rawat had visited the forward Air Force bases in eastern sector and interacted with soldiers from the army, Indo Tibetan Border Police and Special Frontier Force deployed at the forward post in Dibang Valley and Lohit sector of Arunachal Pradesh.