Northern Command chief reviews situation at Nagrota Corps Hqrs

Northern Command chief Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi meeting Army officers at Nagrota on Friday.
Northern Command chief Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi meeting Army officers at Nagrota on Friday.

Interacts with senior Army officers

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Feb 25: Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi today visited the 16 Corps headquarters of the Army at Nagrota near here and reviewed the prevailing security situation in the region including along the Line of Control (LoC) in twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch.
This was his maiden visit to Nagrota Corps Headquarters also known as White Knight Corps after taking over the reins of the Northern Command few days back.
Recently, the Northern Command chief had visited the Kashmir valley including 15 Corps in Srinagar followed by visit to the Union Territory of Ladakh including forward areas in Eastern Ladakh where Sino-Indian troops are engaged in eyeball-to-eyeball positions in many areas and reviewed situation there.
Lt Gen Dwivedi had taken over as the Northern Army Comm-ander on January 31 on superannuation of Lt Gen YK Joshi.
On his arrival at the Nagrota-based headquarters of 16 Corps, the Army Commander was briefed by General Officer Commanding Lt Gen Manjinder Singh on the operational preparedness of the Corps, besides the prevailing security situation, the spokesman said.
Subsequent to the briefing, the Army Commander expressed his satisfaction and confidence in the 16 Corps, also called as the White Knight Corps, to successfully meet all challenges at any given time.
He interacted with senior officers and appreciated the ongoing efforts made by all personnel of the Corps towards ensuring security and stability in the region.
He also lauded the efforts towards upliftment of the youth and the special efforts made towards empowerment of women under various projects of Operation Sadhbavna. The project aims at helping the people affected by terrorism in the region.
The Northern Command chief is understood to have reviewed in detail the prevailing situation along LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts and militancy-related activities in Doda and Kishtwar districts besides other areas.
It may be mentioned here that ceasefire agreement which completed one year today is being implemented on the LoC as well as the International Border. However, there have been some infiltration attempts by the militants and drone activities which have been successfully foiled by the troops.