Jaipur: Amid date of birth controversy, Army Chief Gen VK Singh on Saturday visited the south western Command in Jaipur Military Station to review the operational preparedness and interacted with the officers.

The Army Chief also interacted with officers of the Jodhpur and Bikaner Military Station near the Indo-Pak border and emphasised upon the importance of remaining focused on the job at hand while preparing for all contingencies.

Gen Singh had arrived here on Friday with his wife Bharti on a two-day visit.

Later, the Army Chief and his wife returned to New Delhi. Singh will leave for an official tour to Britain from February 13 to 17.

Bharti interacted with the families in the military stations during the visit.

Gen Singh during his visit maintained distance from public and media.

Gen Singh on Friday lost his legal battle on the age row in the Supreme Court.  The Apex Court had said that the government decision on his date of birth will apply for his service matters.Hence he will have to retire on May 31 this year.