- On Sunday, the Army chief went to the front lines in north and east Sikkim with the commander of the Eastern Army and the commander of the Trishakri Corps.
General Manoj Pande, who is in charge of the Indian Army, went to military bases in north Bengal and near the border with Sikkim on Sunday and Monday.
He wished everyone a happy Deepavali and went over the security situation along Sikkim’s northern border. He was happy with how well the troops did their jobs and kept their spirits up.
The Army chief, who was with the head of Eastern Command, Lt Gen R.P. Kalita, and the head of Trishakti Corps, Lt Gen Tarun Kumar Aich, was happy with how quickly infrastructure was being built along the border.
When Gen. Pande arrived at the Sukna military station on Sunday, he talked with the troops about a Deepavali eve programme that showed India’s cultural heritage and unity in diversity.
He praised the troops for their hard work and sent Happy Deepavali wishes to all ranks and their families. He also praised the Mountaineering Team, which reached the top of Mt. Jonsang and Mt. Domekhang, and the Shooting Team of the Trishakti Corps, which won the Skill at Arms competition at Mhow recently.
On Sunday, the Army chief went to the front lines in north and east Sikkim with the commander of the Eastern Army and the commander of the Trishakri Corps. He was happy with the operational situation and readiness of the field formations along the northern borders in the Sikkim sector. He told the troops to stay ready for any kind of challenge.
On Deepavali, he gave and shared sweets with the soldiers as a way to say hello.