INDIA. Mumbai: Lt Gen JS Nain, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command visited Headquarters Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Goa Area in Mumbai on Tuesday and Wednesday. He was briefed on various operational and training-related issues.
The Army Commander was updated on aspects related to the welfare of veterans and various contributions in humanitarian assistance during COVID-19 and flood relief operations. He applauded the efforts of the formation for activities undertaken by them. He also visited the Diamond Army Wives Welfare Association(AWWA) Hostel for wards of serving personnel and appreciated the facilities at the hostel.
The Army Commander inaugurated the Youth Championship 2021 of the Yachting Association of India at Heavy Bridge Training Camp( HBTC), at Marve, in Malad in North Mumbai. He interacted with eminent sailors of the country. During his visit to INS Hamla, he appreciated the efforts of the Indian Navy.
He later visited the HQ Western Naval Command and interacted with Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief of Western Naval Command. They discussed issues related to operations and measures to further enhance joint manship between the two services.
The Army Commander subsequently called on the Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and held discussions on a wide range of issues. The Governor appreciated the contribution of the Army, especially during flood relief operations across the state, and assistance to the state machinery in tackling COVID-19.