Army chief reviews security, favours ‘dynamic strategy to handle the proxy war’

KL News Network

Jammu

General Bipin Rawat on Thursday reviewed the security situation in Jammu & Kashmir on his maiden visit after taking over as army chief, and favoured a dynamic strategy to handle the “proxy war”.

Gen Bipin Rawat visits the headquarters of the Northern Command (Image Courtesy: Northern Command Indian Army)

According to reports, Gen Rawat visited some forward areas in Akhnoor and Rajouri sectors and while interacting  appreciated his men for “strongly reciprocating to the unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan”.

The army chief began his three-day tour by visiting the Udhampur-based Northern Command, where Lt Gen Devraj Anbu briefed him.

“The army chief chief reviewed the security situation in Jammu & Kashmir and also operational preparedness of Northern Command at a high-level meeting,” officials said.

Gen Rawat lauded the role of the Northern Command in restoring peace and normalcy during the recent unrest, they said.

”We need to evolve a dynamic strategy to handle the proxy war and defeat enemy’s nefarious designs in Jammu & Kashmir,” the army chief said. He later flew to the headquarters of 16 Corps in Nagrota.

Gen Rawat will also visit Srinagar and Siachen during his tour.

 

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