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Indian Army Chief visits Western Command headquarters

Chief of the Army Staff Gen Bikram Singh is received as he arrives at Western Command at Chandimandir near Chandigarh on Wednesday. PTI Photo.

NEW DELHI (PTI): Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Wednesday visited the Chandimandir-based Western Command Headquarters and reviewed its operational preparedness and training activities.

"The Chief reviewed the operational preparedness of the Western Command of the Army and interacted with senior formation commanders," Army officials said here.

Gen Singh also complimented the Western Command on the high levels of preparedness, focus on long term all round capability and capacity building efforts, they said.

The Army Chief later called on Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil and interacted with ex-servicemen at a function in the evening.

"He assured the veterans of concerted efforts with renewed vigour to address their concerns during the 'Year of Veterans' 2012," the officials added.

Gen Singh had recently visited the Jaipur-based South Western Command and had discussed the challenges facing it and the collective efforts required in overcoming them.

The Army Chief had also undertaken a similar visit to the Bathinda-based 10 Corps.

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