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Army Chief reviews security situation along LoC in Jammu region

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat reviewed readiness of security agencies against ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir on the concluding day of his two-day visit to the valley on Saturday. Rawat, who is on his first visit to the valley following withdrawal of special status to the state on August 5, visited the Line of Control along with Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh.

New Delhi Updated on: August 31, 2019 23:57 IST
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat looks across Line of Control
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Army Chief General Bipin Rawat looks across Line of Control (LoC) into Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK). He reviewed the operational preparedness of the formations deployed on Indo-Pakistan border during his visit to Northern Command on 30 and 31 August.


Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday met troops along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch and Rajouri districts, and reviewed the readiness of units to counter ceasefire violations, infiltration and deal with violent actions from across the boundary. 
He was also briefed on the strategy to deal with inimical elements, who are attempting to revive terrorism south of Pir Panjal, and about attempts to radicalise the youth, a defence spokesman said.  
General Rawat was accompanied by General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, and was briefed and updated by 
General Officer Commanding, White Knight Corps, Lt Gen Paramjit Singh Sangha, and commanders on the ground. 
The army chief reviewed the mission readiness of units, response mechanism to ceasefire violations, measures adopted to deal with Pakistan proxies, counter infiltration posture and preparation to deal with violent actions on the Line of Control (LoC), the spokesman said. 
During his visit, General Rawat interacted with soldiers deployed along the LoC and commended them for their unwavering dedication to duty, selfless devotion and high standard of professionalism, he said. 
He was appreciative of the measures and standard operating procedures institutionalised to ensure a safe and secure environment, and mission readiness of the troops, the spokesman said. 
The army chief also conveyed his satisfaction on the synergy with the civil administration and was appreciative of the people friendly measures taken by the White Knight Corps which have resulted in ushering normalcy in border districts in a smooth and quick time-frame, he said. 

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