Lucknow: Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on Wednesday visited the Central Command headquarters and reviewed the operational preparedness of the force.

Gen Bikram Singh, who arrived on Wednesday with his wife and President of Army Family Welfare Organisation (AFWO) Bubbles Singh for a two-day visit, was briefed by Lt Gen Anil Chait, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Central Command.

The Army Chief addressed officers on challenges facing the army, collective efforts required in overcoming them and the need to carry forward the core values of sincerity, commitment and dedication to the organisation, a defence spokesman said.

Gen Singh emphasised on the need to return to the basics of soldiering with emphasis on discipline and esprit de corps. In his interaction with ex-servicemen later, the Army Chief assured them of concerted efforts towards amelioration of their problems.

Gen Singh made a courtesy call to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and thanked him for the support extended to ex-servicemen and army.


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