Army Chief Visits Jammu And Kashmir To Take Stock Of The Situation


New Delhi: Chief of Army Staff Gen BipinRawat visited the Kashmir Valley to review the prevailing security situation in the hinterland. Army chief General BipinRawat reviewed the prevailing security situation in Kashmir today.

Srinagar-based defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said in a statement in Srinagar that the Army chief was accompanied by Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen A K Bhatt. Rawat visited formation headquarters and units where he was briefed by the commanders on the ground about the operational preparedness, the spokesman said.

He said 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. 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, the spokesman said.

He said Gen Rawat also took stock of the security and administrative arrangements for the upcoming Amarnathyatra scheduled to commence from June 27. He stressed on the need for close coordination with civil administration to ensure a smooth and efficient conduct of the yatra.