Army chief visits Kashmir, reviews security in Valley

New Delhi, Aug. 23 : Following his previous visit only a month ago, Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh was in the Valley again for review of the security situation.

Accompanied by Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General D.S. Hooda and Chinar Corps Commander Lieutenant General Satish Dua, the Army Chief today visited the Line of Control formations and units in North Kashmir, where he was briefed on the operational preparedness besides the recent successful counter infiltration operations in which over ten terrorists have been eliminated over the past one month.

Commending the alertness of all troops deployed along the Line of Control in foiling the nefarious designs of inimical forces, General Dalbir stressed upon the need to continue high degree of vigil and operational focus.

The Chief also visited the Victor Force Headquarters at Awantipur where he was apprised of the latest situation in South Kashmir.

He appreciated the professionalism with which the troops had been operating in full synergy with other security and civil agencies to keep the situation under control.

He impressed upon everyone to uphold human rights and exercise maximum possible restraint while dealing with the protesting mobs.

The General also directed to ensure measures to prevent armed terrorists who jeopardise the lives of innocent civilians from moving with impunity.

Later, the Army Chief also came to BB Cantt, Srinagar where he was briefed by the Northern Army and Chinar Corps Commanders on inter alia, the numerous initiatives undertaken by the Army all across the Valley to constructively engage with the Awaam towards their well being and an early return of normalcy.

Lauding such humanitarian steps, Gen Dalbir reinforced the need to synergise efforts with all the other stakeholders.

He also made an earnest appeal to the people to eschew violence and help restore peace and calm at the earliest.

Source: ANI