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Northern Command chief reviews security situation in Kashmir

Last Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013 - 00:31

Srinagar: Chief of Northern Command Lt General Sanjiv Chachra on Sunday discusses security issues with Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra and senior army officers, especially the situation along LoC, which has witnessed a spurt in ceasefire violations and infiltration attempts.

"Lt Gen Chachra, General officer Commanding-in-Chief of Northern Command, today arrived on a two-day visit to take stock of security situation in the Valley," Defence spokesman Naresh Vig said in a statement.

He said the visit of the army commander assumes importance in the backdrop of the increased number of incidents of infiltration attempts by militants from across the Line of Control (LoC))and ongoing ceasefire violations.

The army has in recent past foiled infiltration attempts at various places in Kupwara Sector, in which 18 militants have so far been killed in different operations, he said.

Lt Gen Chachra, accompanied by General Officer Commanding of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps Lt Gen Gurmit Singh, visited Rashtriya Rifles Sector headquarters in the hinterland, the spokesman said.

The army commander was briefed by Lt Gen Singh on the prevailing security scenario in his area of responsibility.

He was also briefed on the successful completion of 55-day Shri Amarnathji Yatra.

Lt Gen Chachra complimented the high level of synergy between Army, CRPF and police which resulted in peaceful conduct of Yatra.

Later in the evening, the Army Commander accompanied by Lt Gen Singh called on Governor NN Vohra, the spokesman said.

"They discussed issues related to operational and security environment in Valley and on LOC," he said.

Lt Gen Chachra is scheduled to visit the forward areas and review the security situation along the Line of Contro, he added.


First Published: Monday, August 26, 2013 - 00:31

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