Lt Gen C.P. Mohanty, GOC-In-C, Southern Command visited Eastern Naval Command on 17-18 January 2021. The visit assumes significance as the Indian defence forces are shifting towards integration of all components into Theatre specific Commands. During the visit, Vice Adm Atul Kumar Jain, FOC-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command discussed the complete spectrum of security issues with the Army Commander.
The visit also included review of training of the Army component of the Amphibious Task Force which is presently undergoing joint training with the Indian Navy and Air Force at Vizag. The Army Commander was briefed on various aspects of joint training, integration of forces and validation of operational tasks.
The GOC-in-C visited various frontline ships of the Eastern Naval Command responsible for the maritime activities on the Eastern sea board. He interacted with the participating contingent and crew members onboard the ships. The General Officer commended the high level of operational preparedness and training standards of the Eastern Naval Fleet.
The Army Commander exhorted all ranks to utilize this opportunity for enhancing the scope and level of jointmanship and integration at all levels.