Kolkata: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat visited the Fort William, the Headquarters of the Eastern Command from August 24 to 25.
Following his arrival on August 24 he was briefed by General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Command Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane on the operational readiness of the formations in the Eastern Command theatre. The Army Chief also visited the Palliative Care Centre 'Sparsh' in Barrackpore Cantonment which was established on April 4 to provide succour to terminally ill patients and their families who are suffering from cancer, neurological disorders and other critical ailments, the Eastern Command said in a statement on Sunday.
He also visited the solar lighting project in the cantonment and hailed this green initiative. Gen Rawat appreciated the high standards of operational readiness of the Eastern Command and also expressed his utmost confidence over the capability of the formations of the Eastern Command theatre, the statement added.
During his visit he also interacted with officers and soldiers and praised them for their professionalism and exhorted the troops to continue to work with zeal and dedication to overcome all challenges in the future.