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Northern Army Commander reviews security situation along LoC in Kashmir

Eenadu India 2018-08-10 21:17:00

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Srinagar: Concluding his two-day Kashmir visit, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Army's Northern Command Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Friday visited forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) to review the prevailing security situation.

Lt Gen Singh was accompanied by Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen A K Bhat as he visited the frontier districts of Uri and Baramulla, wherein he was briefed on the counter infiltration grid and operational preparedness of the formations, Srinagar-based defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said in a statement here.

"On the second day of his visit, the Northern Army Commander visited the forward areas of Kashmir region to review the prevailing security situation along the LoC," he said.

The spokesperson said the Army Commander was appreciative of the measures and standard operating procedures instituted by the units and formations to meet the challenges posed by the inimical elements.

During his interaction with soldiers, Lt Gen Singh lauded them for their morale and the round-the-clock vigil they maintain to thwart infiltration bids by terrorists, he added.

The Army Commander exhorted them to continue to work with the same zeal and dedication to defeat the enemy's hostile designs so as to maintain a safe, secure and peaceful environment in Kashmir, the spokesman said.