Commander of the Northern Army, Lieutenant General Dwivedi
General Officer Commanding-in-C (GOC-in-C) Northern Command Lt. Gen. Upendra Dwivedi said on Tuesday that the command was in a “high state of readiness” to deal with threats and challenges. evolving on the northern and western fronts in addition to homeland security.
GOC-in-C was speaking at the 2022 Northern Command Investiture Ceremony in Udhampur.
He presented gallantry awards as well as distinguished service awards to gallant officers, junior officers and other ranks during the ceremony.
“The Northern Command is in a high state of readiness to meet evolving threats and challenges. The security situation in the Northern Command continues to remain unstable, as we are the only command in active operations facing adversaries from the northern and western fronts, in addition to internal security threats,” the general officer said. addressed to officers and distinguished guests. , adding that the Indian Army was a peace-loving force, but “in case of mishap, our response will be appropriate”.
The GC-in-C said that “the ‘whole nation’ approach has led to the gradual improvement of the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The extraordinary zeal and motivation of all ranks reassures me that the security of our borders is in good hands.
The Army Commander has said that 2021 is a demanding year for the Indian Armed Forces.
“Our troops have shown exceptional bravery through a well-coordinated and aggressive response strategy on the northern borders. Our forces have shown exemplary courage and remarkable courage in these difficult times. I convey my sincere gratitude to the brave soldiers of the Indian Army for their supreme sacrifice in the line of duty, defying all odds in Op Rakshak, Op Meghdoot and Op Snow Leopard,” he said. he declares.
“We are committed to defending India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and believe in constructive dialogue through military and diplomatic means to resolve border issues,” the officer said. “Restoring peace and tranquility to enable progress in bilateral relations has been and will remain our constant effort. We are constantly monitoring all developments and will take all necessary measures to protect our national interests. »
Lt. Gen. Dwivedi said that in addition to operational challenges on the LAC and LC, we remain committed to providing assistance in the event of natural disasters, including COVID-19.
He also urges all ranks in the Northern Command to prepare for varied challenges on the internal and external security front.-
The GoC-in-C expressed its gratitude to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, the civil administration and all others concerned for their wholehearted support and wished peace and contentment to the people of the regions.
“The nation is watching us in times of crisis and we must live up to the hopes and trust that our compatriots place in us,” the army commander said.
Earlier, a total of ninety-two bravery awards were presented to those who displayed exemplary courage under dire circumstances and twenty-five distinguished service awards were given for selfless service to the nation .
Of the bravery awards, nineteen of them were awarded posthumously to close relatives of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the service of the nation.
The Army Commander commended all ranks of the Northern Command for their dedication and devotion to duty in the highest traditions of the Indian Army.
Sunita Dwivedi, Regional Chair of the Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), Northern Command, interacted with next of kin and presented them with a token of appreciation for the sacrifices. (TO KNOW)