MoS Defence Visits Kashmir; Reviews Prevailing Security Situation

Srinagar, Aug 29: Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt is on a two day visit to Kashmir to review the prevailing security situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

On his arrival at Srinagar on August 28, the visiting dignitary was received by Lt Gen DP Pandey, GOC Chinar Corps and was briefed about the existing security situation and the measures being taken to safeguard our border and hinterland from adversaries, reads a defence official statement.

The visiting dignitary was briefed on the efforts of the Army to identify and target the over ground workers’ (OGWs) network involved in radicalisation and recruitment of youth into terrorist ranks besides the efforts to prevent local recruitment and facilitate surrender of local militants were also discussed, the statement reads.

On August 29, the visiting dignitary laid a wreath at Chinar Corps War Memorial and his visit to a forward post, he was briefed by the local Commanders on the overall situation pertaining to the Line of Control, the statement reads.

“While interacting with troops, the visiting dignitary expressed his appreciation towards Indian Army are relentlessly battling Pakistan abetted terror and further reinforced the need to be prepared to meet emerging security challenges effectively”, the statement concluded. gns

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