The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Bipin Rawat yesterday visited Para Brigade and reviewed their operational readiness. The Brigade is a fully airborne brigade and is a decisive force multiplier. During 1971 operations, airborne operations by the Independent Para Brigade accelerated the momentum of operations leading to surrender of Pakistan Armed Forces at Dacca.
The COAS had briefed on the readiness of the Para Brigade, he interacted with all ranks, reviewed operational preparedness and specialist training. The COAS complimented them for maintaining highest standards of training, operational readiness, morale and motivation and exemplary synergy with the Indian Air Force.
The Army Chief directed the formations to ensure readiness and be prepared to decisively deal with emerging challenges that may develop.