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General Manoj Pande Reviews Security in Ladakh with Fire and Fury Corps

General Manoj Pande Reviews Security in Ladakh with Fire and Fury Corps

Headquartered in Leh, the corps oversees the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China in Eastern Ladakh and the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan in Western Ladakh.

General Manoj Pande, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), recently visited the Fire and Fury Corps in Ladakh to assess the security situation and the level of preparedness along India’s sensitive borders with Pakistan and China.

During his visit, COAS Pande received comprehensive updates from the commanders on the current security dynamics and the corps’ operational readiness.

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Praising the professionalism, commitment, and dedication of the officers and troops, General Pande emphasized the crucial role the Fire and Fury Corps plays in maintaining national security under challenging conditions.

Known formally as the 14 Corps, this formation is pivotal in guarding some of the most strategic frontiers in the world.

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Raised shortly after the Kargil conflict on September 1, 1999, the Fire and Fury Corps bears a significant historical and symbolic importance. Its insignia, featuring two crossed flaming thunderbolts (Vajra) with a central sword, epitomizes power, valor, fury, and success.

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Headquartered in Leh, the corps oversees the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China in Eastern Ladakh and the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan in Western Ladakh. Additionally, it is responsible for the Siachen Glacier, recognized as the highest battlefield on Earth.

General Pande’s visit underscores the ongoing commitment of the Indian Army to ensure the security and readiness of its forces in one of the most challenging terrains globally.

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