The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh concluded his 4-day visit to the State on Wednesday by visiting the forward areas of Valley to review the prevailing security situation and strategy for counter infiltration and counter militancy operations.
Accompanied by GoC 15 Corps Lt Gen AK Bhatt, the Army Commander visited forward posts in Kupwara where he was briefed on the counter infiltration grid and operational preparedness of the formations.
“The Army Commander was appreciative of the measures and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) instituted by the units and formations to meet the challenges posed by the inimical elements. During his interaction with the troops, , the Army Commander lauded them for their high levels of morale and round the clock vigil which they maintain to thwart infiltration bids by the militants. The Army Commander exhorted them to continue to work with same zeal and dedication to defeat enemy’s hostile designs,” defence spokesman said.
He said Army commander also lauded the synergy amongst all the forces and agencies, be it along the Line of Control or in the hinterland to meet prevailing and emerging security challenges.