Northern Army commander reviews security situation in Srinagar, meets Governor

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Srinagar

The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh arrived in Srinagar on a two-day visit to the Kashmir Valley on Thursday.

Governor N N Vohra meeting Northern Army Commander at Srinagar.

An army spokesperson said that the visit is to review the prevailing security situation in the wake of recent counter infiltration and counter-militancy operations which led to the elimination of many militants.

“Accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt, the Army Commander visited the hinterland formations in South Kashmir and was briefed by the commanders on the ground about the current situation,” the spokesman said.

The Army Commander complimented the troops for their recent successes and commended them for their dedication to duty and high standards of professionalism. “He was appreciative of the measures and Standard Operating Procedures instituted by the units and formations to minimise civilian causalities. The need to be prepared for effectively meeting emerging security challenges was also reinforced. Lauding the excellent synergy amongst all the security forces, he exhorted all ranks to maintain a safe, secure and peaceful environment for the people of Kashmir.”

Later in the day, the Army Commander called on Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhavan and also attended a high-level Security Review Meeting chaired by the Governor. He also interacted with officials from other security agencies and Civil Administration.

Governor and Army Commander had extensive discussions to review issues relating to internal and external security management, particularly the recent past pattern of infiltration attempts across the LoC, an official spokesman said.

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