Lt Gen Ranbir asks troops to ensure safety of people

Days after civilian killings in south Kashmir’s Pulwama, the Army asked the troops to maintain a safe, secure and peaceful environment for the people of Kashmir.

The directions were issued by Northern Command chief Lt Gen Ranbir Singh during his interaction with field commanders in Kashmir.

“Lauding the excellent synergy among all security forces, he asked all ranks to maintain a safe, secure and peaceful environment for the ‘awaam’ of Kashmir,” said an Army spokesman quoting the Northern Command chief.Earlier, General Ranbir arrived here to review security. He was briefed by Chinar Corps GOC Lt Gen AK Bhatt at Badami Bagh cantonment on the overall situation and major operational, informational, logistic and administrative aspects pertaining to the Corps.

They also visited the forward areas in the frontier districts of Kupwara and Baramulla, where the Northern Command chief was briefed by the commanders on ground on operational preparedness.

“During his interaction with the troops, General Ranbir lauded their professionalism, sharp vigil along the Line of Control and high morale and exhorted them to remain alert for any eventuality,” said the spokesman.

Later in the day, the Northern Command chief visited hinterland formations in south Kashmir and was briefed about the current situation and recent counter-terrorist operations. General Ranbir complimented the troops for eliminating the terrorist leadership from south Kashmir and dedication to duty.

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