General Bipin Rawat, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, Chief of the Army Staff visited Imphal on 25 Jan 2017 as part of his visit to Eastern Command. The COAS was accompanied by Eastern Army Commander and GOC Spear Corps.
The COAS was briefed on the prevailing security situation in the state by the local commanders. The COAS reviewed the operational preparedness of the formations during his visit to the state and appreciated the endeavours of Security Forces. He lauded the efforts of the soldiers for ensuring peace and tranquillity in the state and also asked them to continue the good work in a professional manner and in the true spirit of the “Friends of the Manipur”.
Later in the day, the COAS called on the Honourable Governor of Manipur, Dr Najma Heptulla. During the interaction, the security situation in the state was discussed and the close coordination &interaction between the State Government and Security Forces was highlighted and well appreciated.