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Outgoing Army Chief visits Northern Command Headquarters

Udhampur,General Bikram Singh, Chief of Army Staff accompanied by Mrs Bubbles Singh, President Central Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) is on a farewell visit to formations of Northern Command and arrived at Udhampur on 12 Jul. Earlier in the day he had visited Srinagar based HQ 15 Corps, where he addressed and interacted with the troops. He also called on the Chief Minister and the Governor of J&K. 
At Udhampur, Gen Bikram Singh paid homage to the martyrs at Dhruva War Memorial. He addressed all ranks and was accorded a warm farewell by troops of HQ Northern Command. During his address, he complimented all officers and men for their exemplary sense of duty, people friendly approach during counter terrorist operations, extending humanitarian assistance to Awaam and also in resolutely guarding the Northern frontiers. He stressed upon the rich military traditions, ethos and the value systems and the importance of remaining committed and focused to discharge our onerous responsibilities, while catering for all contingencies.
Mrs Bubbles Singh felicitated 21 Veer Naris in a ceremony organised at Udhampur. “Young Achievers” award for outstanding achievement in academics and “AWWA Achievers” award for exemplary contribution to AWWA activities were also awarded in presence of large gathering of wives of all ranks of Dhurva command during the function. Gen Bikram Singh retires from the Army on 31 Jul 14.