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Northern army commander reviews security in Kashmir valley

Srinagar: The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh arrived in Srinagar on a two day visit to the Kashmir Valley on 09 August 2018, an army spokesman said.

The visit is to review the prevailing security situation in the wake of recent counter infiltration and counter Militant operations which led to elimination of many militants, the spokesman said.

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 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, the spokesman said.

He was appreciative of the measures and Standard Operating Procedures instituted by the units and formations to minimise civilian causalities, the spokesman said.

The need to be prepared for effectively meeting emerging security challenges was also reinforced, the spokesman said.

Lauding the excellent synergy amongst all the forces, he exhorted all ranks to maintain a safe, secure and peaceful environment for the people of the Kashmir, the spokesman said.

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

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