SRINAGAR General Officer Commanding of strategic Fire & Fury Corps Lt General Y K Joshi visited the forward locations in Siachen glacier in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir to review the security situation and operational preparedness, a defence spokesman said Tuesday.
“Lt Gen Joshi visited forward locations in the Siachen sector on March 4, 2019 (Monday). He reviewed the security situation and was briefed on the operational preparedness being maintained in the sector,” the spokesman said.
Lt Gen Joshi interacted with the troops deployed on the highest battlefield in the world, in extreme weather and highly challenging terrain conditions for maintaining the sanctity of Indian borders, he said.
“Lt Gen Joshi appreciated and complimented the troops for their high morale and commitment even in these difficult circumstances and urged them to uphold the highest standards of professionalism of the Indian Army,” the spokesman added.
Meanwhile, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh Tuesday visited Kupwara and Baramulla districts in north Kashmir and reviewed the security situation along the Line of Control (LoC).
“Lt Gen Singh, accompanied by Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen KJS Dhillon, visited the forward areas in Kupwara and Baramulla,” a defence spokesman said here.
The Army commander was briefed on the counter-infiltration grid and the operational preparedness of the formations, he said.
Lt Gen Singh was appreciative of the measures and the standard operating procedures instituted by the units and formations to meet the prevailing and future challenges, the official said.
The Army commander arrived here Monday on a two-day visit to Kashmir.