Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane has arrived at Dimapur on a two-day visit.

General MM Naravane landed at Dimapur on Thursday.

During his stay, the Indian Army Chief will review the operational readiness along the northern borders of Arunachal Pradesh and security situation in hinterland of Northeast India.

“On arrival at the Corps Headquarters in Dimapur, the Army Chief was briefed by Lieutenant General Johnson Mathew, General Officer Commanding Spear Corps and the Division Commanders on the prevailing situation and operational preparedness along the northern borders,” said a defence statement.

General Naravane on Wednesday said Indian Army is keeping a constant eye on activities by the Chinese military including a drill it is conducting in its training areas near the Ladakh region and there were no “violations” by either side since the implementation of the disengagement in Pangong lake areas.

Gen Naravane also expressed hope that both sides would be able to make forward movement in resolving issues in other areas.

The Indian Army Chief said the disengagement has been cordial so far, but added that Indian troops are maintaining an effective vigil to deal with any eventualities along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh.

Regarding a military drill by the Chinese Army in their depth areas, General Navarane told a news channel: “We have seen movements in training areas. It is an annual exercise. They come for training. We also go to training areas. We have been keeping a constant eye on it. We have forces along the LAC and they are adequate to deal with any action or activity,”

The COAS complimented all ranks for maintaining excellent vigil and exhorted them to stay alert and keep watch on activities along the LAC, it said.

The Army Chief is scheduled to return back to New Delhi on Friday.


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