Lucknow, Sept 25 (IBNS) The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Bikram Singh, arrived in Lucknow on Tuesday on a two day visit to Headquarters Central Command.
Lt Gen Anil Chait, GOC-in-C, Central Command briefed the Army Chief on the state of operational preparedness of the Central Army.
Singh later interacted with senior functionaries of Central Command and addressed officers of the station on contemporary challenges facing the Army, collective efforts required in overcoming these and requirement of carrying forward the core valves of honesty, truthfulness, sincerity, commitment and dedication to the organisation. '
He emphasised the need to return to the basics of soldiering with emphasis on discipline and espirit-de-corps.
He reiterated the need to ensure financial probity, inclusive decision making through collective wisdom, austerity and buddy system.
The Army Chief also emphasised on value based leadership, as per the legacy of the Indian Army and the requirement of regular interaction with Veterans to imbibe the rich ethos of our predecessors.
In his interaction with Ex-servicemen later, Singh assured them of concerted efforts towards amelioration of their problems during this 'Year of Veterans’.
The COAS was accompanied by Bubbles Singh, President, Army Family Welfare Organisation, who interacted with Army ladies of the garrison and extolled them to focus on welfare measures for Veer Naris and families living in separated accomodation.