Army Chief General M M Naravane on Thursday arrived here on a two-day visit and took "a firsthand assessment" of the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) in North Kashmir, a Defence spokesperson said.
During his interaction with soldiers deployed in the high altitude areas, he appreciated their high morale and complimented them, Col Rajesh Kalia, spokesperson of the prestigious XV corps, said in a statement.
The Army Chief also commended the use of technology to ensure effective day and night surveillance across the LoC which has resulted in many successful operations to foil infiltration bids in the recent past.
Gen Naravane reinforced the need to extend all possible support to the civilians residing in the border areas who are victims of LoC firing and are facing hardships due to the pandemic.
He later proceeded to interact with commanders and troops deployed in the hinterland, the spokesperson said.
SRINAGAR, SEP17: General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Chief of the Army Staff, met Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha at the Raj Bhavan here today. He was accompanied by Lt. General YK Joshi, Army Commander, Northern Command and Lt. General BS Raju, GOC, Chinar Corps.
The Lt Governor and the Army Chief discussed several important issues related to effective management of internal and external security, particularly in the context of attempts at infiltration and the steps required to be taken for more effectively dealing with terrorist activities.
The Lt Governor lauded the Indian Army’s role in safeguarding the territorial integrity and the internal security of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in coordination with the J&K Police and Central Armed Police Forces.