GUWAHATI, Dec 5 - Lt Gen DS Ahuja, General Officer Commanding 101 Area, today came on his maiden visit to Guwahati after assuming command of the formation.
Lt Gen Ahuja arrived at HQ 51 Sub Area Narangi Cantonment in the morning, where he was received by Maj Gen AK Jha, GOC 51 Sub Area and introduced to other unit commanders.
Lt Gen Ahuja was briefed in detail by GOC 51 Sub Area on the security arrangements at Narangi Cantonment and other stations under command 51 Sub Area, operational preparedness of the formation, including rear area security arrangements in a conventional warlike situation, flood relief schemes for Guwahati, training and various welfare projects for the troops, an army spokesman said.
The GOC toured the cantonment to review the situation on ground, especially the security arrangements. He expressed his satisfaction with the security arrangements and progress and development of the Narangi Military Station. He reiterated the need for awareness in all ranks with regard to maintaining the prophylactic security of the station at all times and also continuous training and preparation by the formation to effectively fulfil its operational role.
The GOC 101 Area also visited the water pumping facility for Narangi and Basistha military stations being operated and managed by IOCL at Noonmati on the bank of the river Brahmaputra, to get a first-hand assessment of the prevailing water supply problem, caused due to creation of a sandbar resulting from excessive silting.
The GOC was briefed on the current status of the problem and also alternative measures adopted to tide over the predicament by the Garrison Engineers of Narangi Cantonment. He expressed his deep concern over the issue and promised all assistance.