Chief of the Army Staff, General M.M Naravane arrived on a two-day visit to Mumbai on 12 September. He was accompanied by President, Army Wives Welfare Association, Veena Naravane. They were received at Mumbai by Lt Gen. S.K Prashar, GOC Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa Area and Zonal President, Army Wives Welfare Association, Mamta Prashar.
The Army Chief visited Western Naval Command on 13 September, where he reviewed a ceremonial guard of honour and interacted with Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar. They discussed operational and administrative issues including Jointmanship between the two services. The General also visited the stealth Guided Missile Frigate INS Teg, affiliated to the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment. He was briefed about the capabilities of the warship.
The Army Chief subsequently called on the Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari and discussed issues related to the welfare and resettlement of Veterans in Maharashtra.
Taking the ‘Make in India’ initiatives forward, he also interacted with representatives of major business houses involved in the defence sector for manufacture and supply of state-of-the-art equipment for defence forces.