Australian Army Chief visits Laungewala, Pokharan


New Delhi: Chief of Australian Army Lt Gen Richard Maxwell Burr on March 10, 2022, visited Laungewala, Pokharan and Jodhpur in Rajasthan.

The Chief of the Australian Army is currently on a four-day visit to India from March 08, 2022.

On arrival at Laungewala, the Australian COAS was received by Lt Gen Rakesh Kapoor, GOC, Desert Corps after which he paid homage at the Laungewala War Memorial in memory of the fallen heroes of the Indian Army in the Indo-Pak war 1971.

He appreciated the efforts of Indian Army in creating and maintaining the ‘War Memorials’ and establishing a bridge for common man’s outreach to witness the values and valour of the Indian Soldier.

Lt Gen Burr also visited the Pokharan Field Firing Ranges, where he witnessed a demonstration of indigenised weapons platforms executing operational manoeuvres in combined arms firing exercise involving Armour, Artillery, Infantry and Aviation assets.

The visiting General complimented the robustness of the Indian soldier and his ability to operate in varied terrain and difficult conditions, across various spectrums of engagement. (Press Release)


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