Indian Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane has asked top military commanders in the Central and Eastern sectors to be prepared for any eventuality and maintain highest operational preparedness, ANI news agency reported Friday quoting unnamed sources.
Naravane said this after visits to Eastern and Command headquarters on Thursday and Friday. The reported comment comes against the backdrop of tensions and mobilization of troops by India and China along their undemarcated Line of Actual Control border in the Western sector.
On Friday, Naravane was briefed by General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) Central Command Lieutenant General I S Ghuman on both operational and administrative aspects, a statement from the defence ministry said.
The Army chief also met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath during his visit to Lucknow. “It was a courtesy meeting between the two. The chief minister presented a memento to the Army chief during the meeting,” PTI quoted a state government official as saying.