Northern army commander takes stock of security for Amarnath Yatra

Srinagar: Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh visited the Army formations and units deployed for the Amarnath piligrimage.

During the visit, Singh took stock of the security and administrative arrangements for the ongoing Amarnath pilgrimage, the defense spokesman said.

He was accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt, spokesman added

He said that Northern army commander stressed upon the need for close coordination with civil administration to ensure a smooth and efficient conduct of the pilgrimage.

The Army Commander appreciated the synergy being maintained amongst all security agencies for conduct of the Amarnath Yatra, spokesman said

The spokesman said that later in the day, Singh visited forward posts in the frontier district of Baramulla wherein he was briefed by the commanders on ground regarding the operational and logistics preparedness.

“Commending the exemplary professionalism and high morale of the troops deployed along the Line of Control, Gen Ranbir Singh stressed upon the need to maintain sustained vigil to thwart any attempts of infiltration from across. The Army Commander also reinforced the need to be prepared to meet emerging security challenges effectively,” spokesman added.

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