Amarnath Yatra: Top Army Commander Reviews Security, Preparedness


Srinagar- The Northern Army Commander, Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi on Wednesday reviewed overall security situation and operational preparedness for the annual Amarnath Yatra scheduled to begin from June 30.

Dwivedi, who arrived in Srinagar on Wednesday on a three days visit to the Valley, would be visiting forward posts on the Line of Control and the hinterland to review the overall security situation in the Kashmir Valley, a Defence spokesperson said.

He said that the Army Commander accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen ADS Aujla visited various locations and formations in Hinterland today.

Dwivedi, he said, was briefed on counter terrorism grid, development works and current security situation.

“The Army Commander also reviewed security and operational preparedness for Amarnath Yatra. He held a detailed briefing with all the stakeholders and appreciated efforts being undertaken for a peaceful and incident free Yatra,” the spokesperson said.

During the day, he said, the Northern Army Commander also addressed the media on the contours of Agnee Veer initiative of the Armed Forces.

“The Army Commander during his interaction with the troops over tea complimented the soldiers for the conduct of just operations with precision, ensuring zero collateral damage. He was appreciative of the excellent Soldier – Citizen connect activities, which have resulted in overall reduction in the terrorist recruitments,” he said.

The spokesperson further said that the Army Commander arrived at Chinar Corps Headquarters later in the day where he was briefed by GOC Chinar Corps on the overall security situation and measures instituted to counter adversaries’ design.

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