Army Chief reviews security situation at Sino-India border
Jammu: On his maiden visit to Jammu and Kashmir after taking charge, new Army Chief General V K Singh today reviewed the security situation of strategic Sino-India border in the Ladakh region.
Gen Singh, accompanied by his wife Bharti Singh, who arrived on a three-day maiden tour to Leh this morning, was received by the General Officer Commanding in Chief, Northern Command Lt Gen BS Jaswal, Leh-based 14 Corps Commander, Lt Gen SK Singh.
Soon after his arrival, the Army chief reviewed the security situation along the Sino-Indian and Indo-Pak borders in Ladakh region, defence sources told reporters.
He was briefed by the field commanders about operational preparedness and various other security measures in the frontier region.
Later Singh flew to Srinagar to review the security situation, counter terrorist operation and cross-border infiltration in the area, they said.
During the three-day visit, Singh, who has led counter-insurgency operations in the state, is scheduled to visit Northern Command headquarter at Udhampur and will hold discussions with Northern Command Chief Lt Gen BS Jaswal.
He is also scheduled to visit 16 Corps headquarters at Nagrota in Jammu and forward areas in Poonch, Mendhar and Akhnoor for an on-the-spot assessment of cross-infiltration measures and border situation.
The Army chief is also expected to meet Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and discuss with them the security situation, infiltration and other issues before leaving for New Delhi on April 22.
During his long tenure in the Valley, Singh had commanded 2nd Rajput on the Line of Control and took charge as General Officer Commanding of Counter insurgency Victor Force, besides Chief of Staff of 15 Crops.
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