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Northern Army Commander reviews Amarnath yatra security

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Srinagar: The Northern Army Commander, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen AK Bhatt, visited the Army formations and units deployed for the Amarnath Yatra and took stock of the security and administrative arrangements for the ongoing Yatra and stressed upon the need for close coordination with Civil Administration to ensure smooth and efficient conduct of the Yatra.

The Army Commander appreciated the synergy being maintained amongst all security agencies for conduct of the Amarnath Yatra, a press release issued here said adding that Army Commander visited forward posts in the frontier district of Baramulla, later in the day, and was briefed by the commanders on ground regarding the operational and logistics preparedness.

Commending the ‘exemplary professionalism’ and ‘high morale’ of the troops deployed along the Line of Control, Gen Ranbir Singh stressed upon the need to maintain sustained vigil to thwart any attempts of infiltration from across. The Army Commander also reinforced the need to be prepared to meet emerging security challenges effectively.

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