Srinagar: Two days visit of Lt General Sanjiv Chachra, the Northern Army Commander to the Kashmir Valley concluded today, setting the agenda for the Army deployed in Kashmir, for the year 2014.
According to defence spokesman the key components of his deliberations and directions were zero tolerance to the human right violations and sustaining peace in the state irrespective of the threats.
He emphasised on zero tolerance to human right violations and exercise of utmost restraint during operations, wherever civilian lives and property were involved, the spokesman said.
General lauded the J&K Police for their role in the successful joint operations with no collateral damage and awarded Commendation Cards to two J&K Police Officers and one SPO during his visit to forward areas.
Lt General Sanjiv Chachra also called on Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during his visit and according to the spokesman, the meeting was very fruitful and issues critical to the futuristic security scenario were discussed.
The Army Commander assured the people residing in the isolated and inhospitable areas along the Line of Control of all kinds of support by Army during the winters.
During this visit, the Army Commander, along with Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh, Chinar Corps Commander visited the forward areas and formation headquarters in Kupwara and Baramulla as also in the hinterland wherein he was briefed on military matters and hardships faced by people due to the closed passes and inhospitable weather. He directed that every kind of assistance must be provided to the people.
While visiting the Counter Insurgency Force Headquarters at Sharifabad and Awantipora, the deliberations of the Northern Army Commander revolved around the Winter Imdad to the Awaam residing in the hinterland during the period of Chilai Kalan. He also directed that the disaster relief programmes for the landslide and avalanche prone areas must be worked out to assist the civil administration to manage any eventuality that may arise. He appreciated the efforts of the Army personnel located near Drugmulla who averted a major fire incident in village Shadipora and saved precious human lives and property. He also awarded the prestigious Army Commanders Commendation Cards to two J&K Police Officers from Handwara, Tral and one SPO from Budgam for their bravery and dedication during counter terrorist operations, setting a fine example of synergy between the security forces. He congratulated the security forces for successful conduct of various joint operations.
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