General Dalbir Singh, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) made his farewell visit to HQ Southern Command, Pune on 22 December 16. During the visit he addressed all officers of Pune Station in which he complimented all the ranks for the excellent job being done by them. During his address, he spoke on a wide range of issues and highlighted progress made on them during his tenure. He stressed the need to continue to build capability as no enemy respects weakness and also be operationally prepared to meet any kind of security challenge. He informed the officers regarding various welfare measures taken for all ranks and veterans. He exhorted them to maintain high level of alertness and take all security measures to thwart any nefarious activity by inimical or anti- national elements. He also interacted with troops over a cup of tea at Milkha Singh Sports Complex. The COAS returned to Delhi after interacting with Veterans.