The Chief of Army Staff, General M.M. Naravane on Friday visited the headquarters of Pune based Southern Command. General Naravane was received and updated on various operational and training related issues by Lieutenant General C.P. Mohanty, Army Commander, Southern Command. The Chief was also given an update on the contributions of troops of Southern Command in various humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations in peninsular India this year, particularly towards assistance provided to civil administration for Covid-19 and floods.
General Naravane complimented Southern Command for maintaining a high state of combat readiness and training in spite of Covid-19. He also appreciated the various initiatives and welfare projects undertaken to improve quality of life of troops and their families. He reiterated the Army’s commitment in the national effort to overcome the challenges of the pandemic.
General Naravane inaugurated the new Command Hospital at Pune military station. This is a multi-speciality tertiary Hospital, focused to provide medical support to troops deployed in operational areas and veterans of the armed forces.