Army chief reviews hinterland security in valley

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on his first visit to Kashmir after security operations against militants were halted by the Goverenment of India

Srinagar: Continuing with his visit to the Valley, the Chief of Army Staff Gen Bipin Rawat reviewed the prevailing security situation and strategy for “counter terrorist operations” in the hinterland.

Accompanied by the Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, the Army Chief was briefed by the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen AK Bhatt, at Badami Bagh Cantonment on the overall situation and major operational, informational, logistical and administrative aspects pertaining to the Corps.

Later in the day, the Army Chief visited the formations and units deployed in South Kashmir, where he was briefed by the local Commanders on existing security situation and the measures instituted to ensure close coordination with all government agencies towards maintaining vigil and peace in the Valley.

During his interaction with the soldiers on ground, the Chief of Army Staff lauded them for their high levels of morale and dedication and further reinforced the need to be prepared to meet emerging security challenges effectively.

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