Army Chief discusses op, training issues

Chandigarh: Army Chief General V K Singh on Tuesday discussed operational and training issues with Lt Gen S R Ghosh, GOC-in-C of the Command.

A defence release said Gen Singh also met participants of a two-day Tri Service Seminar on the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) conducted by the Western Command.

He complimented the participants for their dedication and commitment to make the ECHS a success towards providing medical care to those in far flung areas.

The release said that General Singh also inaugurated the Basantar Sainik Aramgrah in Sector 2 Panchkula.

Gen Singh dedicated the 56-room complex to the heroes of the Indian Army who had devoted their lives to the service of the nation, it said.

The complex will provide much-needed transit facilities to both outstations veterans and serving soldiers coming here for medical treatment or for various other requirements.

Earlier, Gen Singh visited the Western Command headquarters at Chandimandir near here.