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Northern Army cmdr reviews security in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Aug 09: The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh who arrived in Srinagar on a two day visit to the Valley today reviewed the security situation in the wake of recent counter-infiltration and counter-insurgency operations, a defence spokesman said.

He said accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt, the Army Commander visited the hinterland formations in south Kashmir and was briefed by the commanders on ground about the current situation.

The Army Commander complimented the troops for their recent successes and was appreciative of the measures and Standard Operating Procedures instituted by the units and formations to minimise civilian causalities, spokesman said.

The need to be prepared for effectively meeting emerging security challenges was also reinforced. Lauding the excellent synergy amongst all the security forces, he exhorted all ranks to maintain a safe, secure and peaceful environment for the people of the Kashmir, spokesman said.

Later in the day, the Army Commander called on Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhavan and also attended the high-level security review meeting chaired by the Governor. He also interacted with officials from other security agencies and civil administration.

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