Army chief meets J&K CM, Guv; discusses security situation

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 22:11

Srinagar: On a farewell visit to the Northern command, outgoing Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on Saturday met Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah here separately and discussed the prevailing security situation in the state.

Accompanied by General Officer Commanding-in Chief of Northern Command Lt Gen DS Hooda and GOC of Srinagar-based 15 Corps Lt Gen Subrata Saha, the Army Chief met the Governor at Raj Bhavan and various "important matters" came up for a detailed discussion, an official spokesman said.
"The Governor and the Army Chief discussed various important matters relating to the extremely important role being played by the Army in safeguarding the territorial integrity and the internal security of each of the three regions of the State," the spokesman said.

He said Vohra, who has known the Army Chief since the time the latter served as the GOC XV Corps, complimented Gen Singh and all officers and men of the Northern Army for their exemplary devotion in enforcing a close and constant vigil along the two militarized frontiers of J&K, one of which is being perpetually transgressed.

The Governor also wished General Singh and his wife good health and happiness in the coming time.

Earlier, the Army Chief alongwith Lt Gen Hooda and Lt Gen Saha called on the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and discussed matters relating to the prevailing security situation in the state, the spokesman said.
He said the Army generals briefed the Chief Minister about the functioning of the security grid besides issues related to it.

PTI

First Published: Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 22:11
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