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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.

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