The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat on Thursday visited the Kashmir Valley and reviewed the prevailing security situation in the hinterland.
Accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen AK Bhatt, the Army Chief visited formation headquarters and units where he was briefed by the commanders on the ground as regards the operational preparedness, army’s Srinagar based defence ministry spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia said in a statement issued here.
The Army Chief was appreciative of the measures and Standard Operating Procedures instituted by the units and formations to meet the challenges posed by the inimical elements, he said.
“Commending the performance of the troops in the recent successful operations, the Army Chief stressed the need to maintain the extra vigil to defeat the evil designs of hostile forces and assured his full support to further strengthen the security posture,” he said.
General Rawat also took stock of the security and administrative arrangements for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra which is scheduled to commence from June 27, 2018, and stressed on the need for close coordination with Civil Administration to ensure a smooth and efficient conduct of the Yatra, he said.