Army Chief Reviews Situation In Kashmir

Srinagar- Army Chief General Manoj Pande on Saturday asked the soldiers to remain vigilant and maintaining the sanctity of the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir

Pande, who arrived here on his maiden two-day visit to the Valley, proceeded to undertake a first-hand assessment of formations along the Line of Control (LC) in North Kashmir, an official spokesperson said. He was accompanied by Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi, Northern Army Commander and Lt Gen ADS Aujla, Chinar Corps Commander.

“The COAS was briefed on the security situation and operational preparedness. The Formation Commanders also briefed the COAS on the existing Ceasefire Agreement on the LC, development works on field fortifications, counter infiltration grid, operational preparedness and Army-citizen connect in border areas,” the spokesperson said.

The Army Chief, he said, while interacting with Formation Commanders, laid special emphasis on being vigilant and maintaining the sanctity of the Line of Control.

During his interaction with the troops, Pande, he said, complimented them for their high morale and professional competence.

The spokesperson said that Army Chief was briefed by Aujla on the overall security situation prevalent along the Line of Control and hinterland on his arrival at Chinar Corps HQ.

“The COAS highlighted that it was the dawn of a new era of development, peace and prosperity in Kashmir and applauded Chinar Corps for their high level of morale and contribution to peace building in J&K,” he said.

He further said that the Army Chief complimented the excellent synergy exhibited by all sections of the Civil administration, Jammu and Kashmir Police, Central Armed Police Forces and other Security agencies in projecting a ‘Whole of Government’ approach that has resulted in improvement in the security situation conducive for fostering a new era of development in the UT.

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