Srinagar, Aug 28: Northern Army chief Lt General Ranbir Singh today urged troops to maintain vigil along the Line of Control (LoC) and give a befitting response to any misadventure from across.
Lt Gen Singh said this to the troops during his visit to the Army formations in North Kashmir and along the LoC. He arrived in Kashmir for two day visit to review the security along the LoC and in the hinterland.
He was given a detailed briefing about the counter-infiltration measures taken by the Army along the LoC in Kashmir. He was told that the vigil along the LoC has been increased as over 250 militants are waiting on the launch pads for infiltration and they are making efforts to sneak in but troops have managed to counter them.
The Northern chief was told that Army is doing round the clock patrolling along the LoC and in the nearby forests to counter the infiltration. However, despite tight vigil along the LoC, over 59 militants managed to sneak into Kashmir.
He was briefed by the ground level Commanders about the recent operations conducted by troops in the hinterland. He also met Inspector General of Police Kashmir Range, SP Pani and discussed with him the security situation in Kashmir and assured him full support of Army.
Srinagar based Defence spokesman, Colonel Rajesh Kalia said here: “The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh arrived in Srinagar on a two day visit to the Kashmir valley today.
Accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen AK Bhatt, the Army Commander visited the formations and units along the Line of Control and the hinterland formations in North Kashmir. He was briefed by the Commanders on ground about the current situation.”
“The Army Commander conveyed his appreciation to all the soldiers for their steadfastness and successful conduct of operations which were reflective of their valour and selfless dedication to service. He also urged them to continue with the vigil and give a befitting response to any misadventure from across. Lauding the excellent synergy amongst all the security forces, he exhorted all ranks to continue carrying out their task in a professional manner for creating a secure and peaceful environment for the ‘Awaam’ of Kashmir”, he said.
“Late in the evening, the Army Commander met the Inspector General of Police. He appreciated the joint efforts of all the agencies which were critical to successful counter-terrorist operations”, the spokesman added.