The Chief of the Army Staff, General MM Naravane visited the Shimla-based Army Training Command (ARTRAC) on 25 June 2021. He was briefed on a range of issues including strategic – military futures, doctrinal corrections, operational challenges and preparedness, technological infusion, and training pedagogy. The COAS was apprised about a number of initiatives being undertaken to maximize the effectiveness of the Indian Army and steps taken to make professional military education (PME) more contemporary and responsive to current challenges.
General Naravane also called on His Excellency Shri Bandaru Dattatraya, the Hon’ble Governor of Himachal Pradesh and discussed issues of mutual interest. Later, the Army Chief and the President Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) interacted and honoured the Next of Kin of Sepoy Ankush, Sena Medal (Posthumous), who had made the supreme sacrifice during the Galwan standoff on the Northern borders in June 2020. The COAS is scheduled to return to New Delhi on 26 June 2021.