Eastern Command GOC visits forward areas in Sikkim

Eastern Command GOC visits forward areas in Sikkim
Tue, Nov 5, 2019

PRASHANT ACHARYA
SILIGURI:
Lt. Gen. Anil Chauhan, GOC-in-C, Eastern Command visited the Trishakti Corps and operational areas in Sikkim from November 2 to 4. On arrival at Sukna on November 2, the Army commander was received by Lt Gen Nav K Khanduri, GOC Trishakti Corps and was briefed on the operational situation and preparedness along the borders.
The Army commander accompanied by the corps commander visited forward areas of Sikkim on November 3 and 4 and met the officers and soldiers deployed in the forward areas.
The army commander, during the interaction with all ranks at forward posts, commended their professional commitment and dedication to safeguard the borders amidst hostile terrain and adverse climatic conditions in super high altitude areas.


Area: 7096 Sq Km
Capital:Gangtok
Altitude: 5,840 ft
Population: 6.10 Lakhs
Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 ft. to over 28,509 ft above sea level
Climate:
Summer: Max- 21°C ; Min – 13°C
Winter: Max -13°C ; Min – 0.48°C
Rainfall: 325 cm per annum
Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi