SRINAGAR, Jul 20: Army Chief General Dalbir Singh today reviewed the security situation in Kashmir and appealed to the people to maintain peace while calling for strict vigil along the Line of Control (LoC).
The Army Chief also complimented the troops on ground for showing maximum restraint even in the face of grave provocation besides appreciating the synergy being shown among all security agencies that has resulted in successful counter-terrorist operations, an Army spokesman said.
“The Chief of Army Staff today reviewed the security situation in Kashmir during his visit to the Srinagar based 15 Corps,” the spokesman said. He said the Army Chief was briefed by the Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D S Hooda and Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen Satish Dua on the situation along the LoC and the hinterland including the measures instituted to ensure close coordination with all security and other government agencies towards maintaining peace in the Valley.
The Army Chief, accompanied by the Northern Army and Chinar Corps Commanders, also visited the Kupwara Division in north Kashmir and Awantipur based ‘Victor Force’ where he was briefed on the operational preparedness as also the initiatives taken by Army in collaboration with civil administration to alleviate hardships being faced by the populace due to the prevailing unrest, the spokesman said.
He said the Army Chief also met the Director General of state Police K Rajendra Kumar and was reassured about the excellent synergy between Army, Police and intelligence agencies. In his interaction with officers and troops, the Army Chief commended their operational preparedness and commitment to the cause of national security. He exhorted everyone to ensure strict vigil along the Line of Control, the spokesman said.
Appreciating the synergy being shown among all security agencies that has resulted in successful counter terrorist operations, the spokesman said Gen Singh also complimented the troops on ground for showing maximum restraint even in the face of grave provocation.
He expressed his grief and concern over the casualties of civilians and security forces during the protests while making an earnest appeal to the ‘Awaam’ (people) to maintain peace and help the security forces serve them better. Army Chief also impressed upon everyone to continue their positive engagement with the ‘Awaam’ and lend them all possible assistance in close coordination with the other stakeholders.