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Army Chief to visit Andaman & Nicobar

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NEW DELHI (PTI): Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh will carry out review of operational preparedness of all the defence services at Andaman & Nicobar Command which is the first and only joint command in the country.

Singh, who is also Chief of Staff Committee Chairman, on Thursday visited the Tri-Services Command at Port Blair. Air Marshal P K Roy, Commander-in-Chief, Andaman & Nicobar Command, briefed him on the current security situation and future challenges.

"A major asset allocation and infrastructure development plan is also likely to be reviewed with an eye on capability development for the future and developing security situation, especially in South East Asian region," the Army spokesperson said.

Singh will also be interacting with the Lt Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands on issues relating to security and infrastructure development in view of increased importance of Andaman & Nicobar Command in the region.

An Army spokesperson said enhancing operational readiness and force modernisation have been the major thrust areas of the Chief.

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