Army Chief spends New Year’s Day with troops in the Valley

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The Chief of Army Staff, Gen Bipin Rawat arrived in the Kashmir Valley today on a two day visit to interact with the troops and review the prevailing security situation along the Line of Control and hinterland.

Accompanied by the Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh and the Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt, the Army Chief visited the frontier district of Kupwara where he interacted with the troops and was briefed about the recent counter infiltration operations. The Army Chief was appreciative of the sharp vigil and alertness along the Line of Control and high morale of the troops, and further exhorted them to remain alert for any eventuality.

Later in the day, the Army Chief interacted with senior Police officials and discussed the prevailing internal security situation in the Valley. The Army Chief also appreciated the seamless cooperation and synergy being maintained among all the agencies, which he said was the most critical aspect of successful counter infiltration and counter terrorist operations.

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