Army Chief expected to review preparedness, Western Command units told to be ready within locations

Sources in the Army informed that orders have been issued to the formations under Western Command that all deficiencies of war-like stores must be immediately completed

Written by Man Aman Singh Chhina | Chandigarh | Updated: October 1, 2016 10:19 am
surgical strikes, army western command, war preparation, general dalbeer singh, army chief, indian army, india pakistan border, india pakistan war Army Chief General Dalbir Singh. PTI Photo by Subhav Shukla

The Army units under Western Command have been directed to maintain a high level of preparedness within their respective locations in order to respond quickly to any order to be deployed in their respective operational areas. The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh, is also expected to visit the Western Command headquarters here to review the operational situation.

Sources in the Army informed that orders have been issued to the formations under Western Command that all deficiencies of war-like stores must be immediately completed and the units should be ready to prepare for any contingency. The leaves of all essential personnel have already been curtailed. The Western Army Commander, Lt Gen Surinder Singh, is reported to have been in close touch with his Corps Commanders over the levels of preparedness and has called a meeting of the senior Commanders to review the situation.

Sources informed that the Army divisions based in Ferozepur and Amritsar, which fall under the Jalandhar Corps, the Patiala-based armoured division as well as the subsidiary units of the Meerut-based infantry division located in Punjab have been in a state of alert well before the operation on Line of Control (LoC) took place. “The Pakistan Army has been observed to have moved its regular units close to the border in the past few days and hence we are well prepared. A Pakistani brigade had been observed to have moved to forward locations in the Sialkot sector,” an officer revealed. The Western Command units in the Pathankot-Kathua-Samba-Jammu-Akhnur stretch have already a higher state of alert due to the insurgency in J&K.

The senior Army officer disclosed that while the actual deployment of troops will depend upon the politico-military situation as it develops, the review of operational plans of the Command is being undertaken in order to meet any directions from the higher headquarters. Incidentally, it was only two weeks back that the Western Command got a permanent GOC-in-C after the appointment remained vacant for a month and a half as senior Army officers’ postings were put on hold.

The Western Command has two defensive Corps under its Command which are headquartered in Jalandhar in Punjab and Yol in Himachal Pradesh respectively. A third, strike corps, is headquartered in Ambala has is the spearhead for any military operation that has to be carried into enemy territory. The area of operation of the Command stretches from Ferozepur in Punjab to Akhnur in Jammu and Kashmir. The South Western Command is responsible for the defence of Southern Punjab and adjoining Rajasthan.

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    Ikok
    Oct 1, 2016 at 6:18 am
    Bsby you can dream about.. Think of saving your present position
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      Ikok
      Oct 1, 2016 at 6:02 am
      Fjgure out where the next Rajnith Singh drama will be staged ..
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        Ikok
        Oct 1, 2016 at 6:04 am
        Punjabi.. your fighting force is from indian punjab...
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          Bagatsingh
          Oct 1, 2016 at 7:00 am
          It is high time some surgical strikes are conducted on the corrupt mainstream media editors, who are actually working for terrorists within India and in stan. The source of funds and terror connections of the south Indian English "national" - in fact anti-national - newspaper must be probed.
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            Anti
            Oct 1, 2016 at 5:39 am
            That bafoon is lying fools its surgical strike of nurses and we lovesss it lol
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              Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
              Oct 1, 2016 at 5:59 am
              A another Indian SURGICAL strike will put NAKAM SHARIFF and his NAPAK in hospital in a non SUGERICAL state..
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                Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                Oct 1, 2016 at 5:53 am
                Porky pigs,--your destruction will soon come to an end.
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                  Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                  Oct 1, 2016 at 6:07 am
                  Will be staged in PORKISTAN when Hindustan will legally take its Indian subcontinent and Hindu land back from the converted Arabian slaves.
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                    khan
                    Oct 1, 2016 at 7:48 am
                    I would suggest outsourcing it, if you send your own military, you might find a big report about a mive battle involving aircraft carriers and submarines, culminating in a bloody hand to hand combat with a glorious victory for your courageous military over the evil media in the next days Newspaper
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                      khan
                      Oct 1, 2016 at 7:04 am
                      The only surgery that occurred was a stani colonoscopy of Indian commandos who started to believe their own media and bollywood, and I hear it was quite violent with ripping and tearing involved, not at all surgical or gentle
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                        khan
                        Oct 1, 2016 at 6:08 am
                        Yara, your army chief is really looking tense and gritting his teeth. While your army guys look very good saluting, I think it is them you need to review first and then your stores. Given the false statements made by your military about helicopters and paradrops and hot commandos in black tights, it is most probably that your inventories are highly mismanaged. That would also explain the poor state of your air forces readiness. You might find you may have important things like petrol and diesel and lubricant and spare parts and guns missing from your inventory, but reported all clear. You are Hindus, you know how much you guys lie, especially when there is money to be made.
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                          Mayur Panghaal
                          Oct 1, 2016 at 7:03 am
                          stani feku Nawaz in same boat as Indian Feku here....Both struggling to survive their jumlas.
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                            Mayur Panghaal
                            Oct 1, 2016 at 6:19 am
                            The first casualty of war is the truth.
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                              Mqmkima Kichoot
                              Oct 1, 2016 at 5:29 am
                              First modi and indian army has misguided their people about the surgical strikes so that the pressure from the indians on modi government can be minimized. They didn't show any evidence instead DGMO gave the press breifing. cross border firing at the LOC is a routine matter and surprisingly without using fighter jets and involvement of paratroopers how you can conduct surgical strikes like india did in Myanmar.Then they also refuse to accept the 8 casualties, their jawans have suffered in retaliation by the stani forces. Pak army also provided the proofs but modi dont have the courage to accept it. They call these proofs fake and fabricated but high command in army knows very well. Atleast they accept that one of their Jawan is captured by the stani forces. Anyways you have started the game and we will finish it.
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                                mtv
                                Oct 1, 2016 at 5:09 am
                                I am sure s wll not dare to take on our Army directly. They will only try to let loose the Jhadists led by Hafiz Sayeed and Masood.
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                                  Newspro Newspro
                                  Oct 1, 2016 at 12:54 pm
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                                    Prateik
                                    Oct 1, 2016 at 5:53 am
                                    Chal bhag yahan Se punjabi bhadve
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                                      Prateik
                                      Oct 1, 2016 at 5:53 am
                                      Porkis are infuriated
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