Guwahati, August 25, 2019
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Bipin Rawat, made a two- day visit to the Headquarter Eastern Command Kolkata.
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On Saturday, the COAS was briefed by Lt Gen MM Naravane, GOC-in-C Eastern Command on the operational readiness of the formations in Eastern Command theatre.
The COAS also visited the Palliative Care Centre ‘Sparsh’ in Barrackpore Cantonment which was established on April 4, 2019, to provide succour to terminally ill patients and their families who are beyond active medical treatment and suffering from cancer, neurological disorders, and other critical ailments.
Bipin Rawat also visited the solar lighting project in the cantonment and hailed this novel green initiative.
Rawat appreciated the high standards of operational readiness of the Eastern Command and also expressed his utmost confidence over the capability of the formations of the Eastern Command theatre. The COAS during his visit also interacted with officers & soldiers and praised them for their professionalism and exhorted the troops to continue to work with zeal and dedication to overcome all challenges in the future.
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