Barrakpore (Kolkata) Aug 24: General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited the Eastern Command Headquarter in Kolkata from August 24-25 2019.
The COAS on 24 August was briefed by Lt Gen MM Naravane, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, GOC-in-C (General officer commanding) 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 04 Apr 2019 to provide aid to terminally ill patients and their families who are beyond active medical treatment and suffering from Cancer, Neurological disorders or other critical ailments. He also visited the Solar Power Project in the Cantonment and hailed this novel green initiative.
The COAS 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 and 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.