Jammu, Dec 15 (IANS) Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, the Northern Commander of the Indian Army, visited the historic and strategic Karakoram Pass along the Indo-China border in Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) sector of Ladakh on Saturday.
Defence Ministry spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel, Devender Anand said in Jammu: "The army commander was accompanied by the General Officer commanding (GOC) of Fire and Fury Corps and GOC, Trishul Division.
"He was briefed on the operational situation in the sector," he said.
"At Karakoram Pass, Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh also met and interacted with an Indian Army Patrol.
He complimented the troopers for undertaking such an arduous task in extreme terrain and weather conditions in the interest of national security.
"He urged them to continue to uphold the highest standards of commitment and dedication to duty which Indian Army symbolises," Anand added.
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday said it has seized assets worth Rs 20.87 crore of Dabur India Director Pradip Burman and properties worth Rs 10.28 crore of Emmar MGF Managing Director Shravan Gupta, for holding assets abroad.
The Directorate said that seizure order was issued pursuant to investigation which revealed that Burman has deposited US$32,12,000 in his account with Zurich branch of the HongKong and Sanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), in Switzerland.
The agency said in a statement, the money deposited was in contravention of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), and the amount had not been remitted to India to date.
The ED said the seizure of assets of Gupta were made for holding US$15,40,650 in HSBC, Switzerland in contravention of the FEMA.
"Investigation conducted so far has revealed that Gupta had parked US$15,40,650 with HSBC, Switzerland and failed to produce any evidence of bringing the entire amount back to India to date," the agency said.