Gen Bipin Rawat Visits Para Brigade, Reviews Operational Readiness

Indian Army

New Delhi. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat visited Para Brigade and reviewed their operational readiness on March 10.


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 was 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 (IAF).

The Army Chief directed the formations to ensure readiness and be prepared to decisively deal with emerging challenges that may develop.