In Valley, Lt Gen Anbu asks troops to step up fight against militancy

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Srinagar, December 5
The newly appointed Northern Command chief has asked soldiers to remain alert along the Line of Control for any eventuality. He also urged the soldiers to maintain pressure on militant groups in the Valley.
On his maiden visit to the Valley just a couple of days after taking over the reins of the Udhampur-based Northern Command, Lt Gen Devraj Anbu reviewed the security along the LoC and hinterland.
The Northern Command chief arrived in Srinagar yesterday for a two-day tour, an Army spokesman said.
In Srinagar, Lt General Anbu was briefed by Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen JS Sandhu on the overall security situation and major operational, logistical and administrative aspects pertaining to the 15 Corps.
“During his two-day visit, Lt General Anbu visited the frontier areas of Baramulla, Uri and Kupwara where he was briefed by the GOCs of Baramulla and Kupwara divisions and other local commanders on all measures taken by the Army along the LoC to rebuff any misadventure from across,” the spokesman said. “During his interaction with officers and men on the ground, the Northern Command chief lauded their high levels of operational preparedness, vigil and morale and exhorted them to remain alert for any eventuality,” the spokesman added.
The General Officer Command-in-Chief also visited the hinterland formations at Sharifabad and Awantipora where he was given an account of the ground situation.
“The Commander urged all to sustain the pressure on all terrorist groups operating in the Valley and also to continue with the humanitarian initiatives to help the civil administration in alleviating the problems of the people. He appreciated the synergy being maintained amongst all security agencies which, he said, was the most critical aspect of counter-terrorist operations,” the spokesman said.
Lt General Anbu assumed the charge of the Northern Command on December 1.

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