Army chief on 2-day trip to J&K to review security
New Delhi: In his first visit as Army Chief, Gen Bikram Singh will be in Jammu and Kashmir for two days from tomorrow to review the security situation in the state.
"The Army Chief will begin his visit tomorrow to Udhampur and Srinagar where he will discuss the security situation with top commanders," an army official said.
Gen Singh had served as the commander of Srinagar-based 15 Corps, which handles all the counter militancy operations in the Kashmir Valley, and the Akhnoor-based 10 Division.
During the visit to the formations under the Northern Command Headquarters in Udhampur, the Army Chief will be briefed about the prevailing situation there.
His visit comes at a time when the violence levels in the state have come down significantly and demands are being made for the withdrawal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).
The Jammu and Kashmir government has also been contending that certain parts of the state are peaceful and the withdrawal of AFSPA from these areas would send the right signal to the people.
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