Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, on Friday visited Drass sector. During the visit, he was briefed by the General Officer Commanding, ‘Fire & Fury’ Corps on the prevailing situation and operational preparedness in the Sector. General Bipin Rawat also interacted with army personnel deployed on the Line of Control (LC). The Army Chief was accompanied by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command.
While interacting with the army men, the COAS appreciated the tenacity and resolve of the soldiers guarding the borders in the harsh terrain and extreme weather conditions. Recalling the valour and sacrifice of troops who fought in Operation VIJAY in this sector in 1999, he exhorted all ranks to execute their assigned tasks with the same vigour and responsibility. He also called upon all ranks of the ‘Fire & Fury’ Corps to re-dedicate themselves towards upholding the values that the Army stands for, an army spokesman said in a statement issued to media.