ARMY CHIEF VISITS UTTARAKHAND
Army Chief General Bikram Singh visited the flood affected state of Uttarakhand on June 28 to laud the efforts of soldiers and junior leaders who saved the lives of fellow countrymen while risking their own lives. Interacting with the soldiers on ground, the Army Chief appreciated their valiant efforts to search, locate, establish contact and then conduct rescue, relief and evacuation operations on an unprecedented scale. Interacting later with the journalists at Gaucher, the Army Chief said that large number of soldiers hails from Uttarakhand and their own families have suffered. Unmindful of their personal concerns, the soldiers took active part in relief and rescue operations. In fact, some even refused to take leave and get back to their home to attend their kith and kin.