Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said that the Indian Army benefitted greatly during the Eastern Ladakh crisis with China due to the steps taken during the Covid-19 outbreak.
“The Indian Army was ready (due to anti-COVID measures) to meet all contingencies. As it so transpired, when the crisis developed along our borders in Eastern Ladakh, our decision for Force Preservation benefitted us, as we were in a high state of operational preparedness,” Gen Naravane said while addressing a function.
He said as the situation warmed up along our Northern Borders, our jawans rose to the occasion.
“They had full faith in their leaders. They were willing to work through all the challenges and difficulties to achieve their objectives, all this within the available resources. This was possible because we had war-gamed the likely contingencies and possible options beforehand,” the Army chief said.
SPONTANEOUS ACTIONS WERE TAKEN
General Naravane said force preservation does not mean that we are only taking care of ourselves.