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Northern Army Commander reviews security situation in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Jul 09: General Officer Commanding in Chief of the Army’s Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, today began his three-day visit to Kashmir to review the overall security scenario in the Valley.

On the first day of the visit, the Army Commander was briefed by the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen A K Bhatt, at Badami Bagh Cantonment on the overall security situation and major operational, logistical and administrative aspects, a Srinagar-based defence spokesman said.

Lt Gen Singh also chaired a key security review meeting of the Core Group which was attended by senior officials from the Army, Police, CRPF and various other security agencies, the spokesman said.

During the meeting, the spokesman said, the overall security situation was reviewed with special focus on Amarnath Yatra, neutralisation of militants, social media fallouts, and addressing the aspects of alienation and minimisation of civilian casualties during the operations.

The Army commander also appreciated the synergy being maintained through the joint efforts of all the agencies which he said was the most critical aspect of successful counter-insurgency operations, the spokesman added.

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