Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D Anbu on Tuesday visited the Kashmir Valley to review the prevailing security situation amidst heightened tensions along the Line of Control.
“Accompanied by Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt, the Army Commander visited forward areas in Kupwara and Baramulla districts and was briefed by the commanders on the ground as regards the operational preparedness,” army’s defence spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia in a statement said.
The Army Commander was appreciative of the measures and Standard Operating Procedures instituted by the units and formations to meet the challenges of infiltration bids and ceasefire violations, the spokesman said.
Commending the troops for their dedication to duty and high standards of professionalism, the General officer asked them to continue strict vigil to thwart any nefarious designs of inimical elements and also to provide all necessary relief and assistance to the locals affected by the recent ceasefire violations, the spokesman said.
He also lauded the excellent synergy amongst all the security forces, be it the Line of Control or the hinterland to meet any emerging security challenges and maintain a safe, secure and peaceful environment for the people, the spokesman added.