Shillong, June 13: Lt Gen Manoj Pande, GOC-in-C, Eastern Command, visited HQ EAC in Shillong on Sunday and discussed defence preparedness with Air Marshal Amit Dev, AOC-in-C EAC. This was the first visit of the Army Commander after having assumed command on June 1.
Joint cooperation was the main focus of discussion. The Army Commander was briefed on details of operations by IAF in support of Indian Army in the Eastern Sector. Decisions were taken on conduct of realistic joint training exercises on a regular basis to draw out lessons for actual operations. Incidentally, both the commanders trained together at the National Defence Academy and graduated from the same batch in December, 1981.