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Priority is to ensure very high standards of operational preparedness: Indian Army chief General Manoj Pande

General Pande said the global geopolitical situation is changing rapidly "as a result of which we have multiple challenges ahead".

PTI Reported by: PTI New Delhi Updated on: May 01, 2022 12:16 IST
Priority is to ensure very high standards of operational preparedness Indian Army chief General Mano
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Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Manoj Pande speaks to media, after inspecting a Guard of Honour, after he took over as 29th Chief of Army Staff, at South Block in New Delhi. 

Highlights

  • My utmost priority would be to ensure high standards of operational preparedness, said Army Chief
  • General Manoj Pande also said that he would focus on the ongoing reforms
  • Army chief was presented a ceremonial guard of honour at the South Block lawns today

Newly-appointed Army Chief General Manoj Pande on Sunday (May 1) said his "utmost and foremost" priority would be to ensure very high standards of operational preparedness to face current, contemporary and future security challenges across the entire spectrum of conflict.

General Pande also said that he would focus on the ongoing reforms, restructuring and transformation of the Army to enhance its operational and functional efficiency.

The Army chief was speaking to the media after he was presented a ceremonial guard of honour at the South Block lawns, a day after he took charge of the force.

General Pande said the global geopolitical situation is changing rapidly "as a result of which we have multiple challenges ahead".

"My utmost and foremost priority will be to ensure very high standards of operational preparedness to face the current contemporary and future challenges across the entire spectrum of conflict," he said.

The Army chief said his force, in coordination with the Indian Air Force and Navy, will effectively deal with all possible security challenges facing the nation.

"In terms of capability development and force modernisation, my effort would be to leverage new technologies through indigenisation and self-reliance," he said.

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Know more about General Manoj Pande: 

Gen Manoj Pande on Saturday took charge as the 29th Chief of the Army Staff after incumbent Gen MM Naravane retired from service.

Gen Pande, who was serving as the Vice Chief, became the first-ever officer from the Corps of Engineers to take the reins of the 1.

3 million-strong force.

Before taking charge as Vice Chief of Army Staff on February 1, Gen Pande was heading the Eastern Army Command that takes care of guarding the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh sectors.

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