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Top army commander reviews security in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Feb 27: The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D Anbu visited the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday to review the prevailing security situation amidst heightened tensions along the Line of Control.

Defence spokesperson said that accompanied by Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt, the Army Commander visited forward areas in Kupwara and Baramulla districts and was briefed by the commanders on ground about the operational preparedness.

"The Army commander was appreciative of the measures and Standard Operating Procedures instituted by the units and formations to meet the challenges of infiltration bids and ceasefire violations," he said.

"Commending the troops for their dedication to duty and high standards of professionalism, the General officer asked them to continue strict vigil to thwart any nefarious designs of inimical elements and also to provide all necessary relief and assistance to the locals affected by the recent ceasefire violations," the spokesperson said.

"He also lauded the excellent synergy amongst all the security forces, be it the Line of Control or the hinterland to meet any emerging security challenges and maintain a safe, secure and peaceful environment for the people," spokesman added.

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