Army Chief Asks Troops On LoC To Remain Prepared

Army chief General MM Naravane interacts with the troops along the line of Control in Kashmir.

Srinagar: The Chief of Army Staff, General MM Naravane on Thursday asked troops deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) to not let their guard down and to remain prepared to meet any emerging security challenges effectively.

Naravane, who arrived in Kashmir on Wednesday, reviewed the security situation along the LoC on the last day of his two-day visit to Kashmir Valley, an army spokesperson said. He was accompanied by Lt Gen YK Joshi, the Northern Army Commander and Lt Gen DP Pandey, Chinar Corps Commander.

The Army Chief, he said, visited the formations and units, wherein the local Commanders briefed the COAS on the existing security situation and the measures instituted to foil infiltration by militants from Pakistan controlled-Kashmir. He also interacted with the troops and complimented them for their high morale and the high state of operational preparedness.

“While appreciating the current state of peace prevailing along the Line of Control, he cautioned all commanders and troops to not let their guard down and to remain prepared to meet any emerging security challenges effectively,” the army spokesperson said.

Naravane, he said, also complimented all Government agencies for their close coordination in maintaining peace in the region and reaching out to the people wholeheartedly to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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