Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar Thursday arrived in Srinagar and reviewed the security situation in the Kashmir valley during a high level meeting with army officials at Badami Bagh Cantonment.
The Defence Minister was briefed by General officer Commanding in Chief of Army’s Northern Command Lt General D S Hooda about the security situation in the border state.
Parikar was apprised about the situation obtaining along the Line of Control LoC), Line of Actual Control LaC) and hinterland operations of the army.
He was also briefed by General Officer Commanding of Army’s 15 Corps Lt General Subrata Saha about the army operations in the Valley, with particular reference to Uri operation on December 5 and Nowgam infiltration bid that was foiled on December 2.
The Defence Minister also inspected the recoveries, including weapons and warlike stores, effected from the slain militants in the two operations in first week of the month.
The defence minister also visited the War Memorial at the Badamibagh headquarters of Army’s 15 Corps to pay tributes to the eight soldiers, including a Lieutenant Colonel, who were killed in militant attack at Uri.