Chief of Army Staff visits Jaipur
General Bikram Singh, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), accompanied by Bubbles Singh, President Central Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), visited HQ South Western Command at Jaipur on June 22-23, 2014. They were received by Lt General Arun Kumar Sahni, GOC-in-C, South Western Command, and Vineeta Sahni, President Regional AWWA, South Western Command, on June 22, 2014.
During his visit, the COAS addressed all officers of the Command. While 400 officers were present in Jaipur, the others were addressed using video conferencing. The COAS complimented them on the professionalism exhibited during various exercises, including those with foreign armies. He reiterated the prevailing external and internal security environment and emphasised the efforts required to overcome the myriad security challenges. The COAS stated that transformation and modernisation of the armed forces, including induction of state-of-the-art equipment, jointness and development of network centricity were the prerequisites for operational readiness and excellence. He stressed upon the rich military traditions, ethos and the value system and the importance to remain committed and well focused to discharge our onerous responsibilities, while catering for all contingencies.
He further reiterated that Veterans were part of our extended family and it is our sacred duty to look after them. He complimented the Sapta Shakti Command for taking numerous initiatives in this direction. The COAS also visited 61 Cavalry being the Honorary Colonel of the Regiment and interacted with all ranks of the unit.