TEZPUR- Lt Gen RP Kalita, GOC-in-C, of Indian Army’s Kolkata based Eastern Command arrived at Tezpur yesterday on a 4-day visit to the Gajraj Corps. As would be known to the readers, Army’s Eastern command is responsible to safeguard country’s long frontiers in the North-East region across some of the most difficult and inhospitable high-altitude and jungle terrains found anywhere on earth.
The Army commander is on a tour to the forward areas. The continued push for operational preparedness along the northern borders has received a shot in the arm with high priority- fast paced infrastructure development in the border areas, infusion of latest technology in army and a vigorous discourse on doctrine and strategy.
Towards this, a seminar is being organised at Tezpur on 4th and 5th August to keep abreast with the evolving threat on the Northern borders. The Army commander will also take part in the seminar cum panel discussion.
The seminar is aimed to further refine the understanding of the diverse contours of the evolution of Sino-India boundary dispute over the decades, Chinese strategic thought process and military transformation, implications & way ahead for India.
The seminar will include talks and panel discussions by eminent subject matter experts to include senior level diplomats, academicians & senior military dignitaries such as Ambassador Ashok Kantha, Professor Srikanth Kondapalli, Mr Jayadev Ranade, Dr Amrita Jash, Mr Claude Arpi, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh (Retd), former army commander Northern Command, Lt Gen Raj Shukla (Retd) former army commander Army Training Command & Lt Gen SL Narasimhan (Retd) Member, National Security Advisory Board, apart from other serving military officials. The seminar will be attended by over 200 officers of the Indian Armed Forces to include senior military leadership and ground commanders, stated a press release by Lt Col A S Walia, PRO (Defence), Tezpur.