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Northern Army Cmdr reviews security in valley

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Srinagar, April 01: The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh arrived in Srinagar Monday for two-day visit to review the security situation in the region in the backdrop of recent counter insurgency operations and the forthcoming parliamentary elections.

Accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen KJS Dhillon, the Army Commander visited the forward areas in the frontier district of Baramulla, where he was briefed by commanders on ground about the current situation.

During the visit, the Army Commander was briefed on the counter-infiltration grid and operational preparedness of the formations apart from the various developmental works being undertaken to improve the life of the people residing in remote areas, defence spokesman said in a statement here.

He said the Army commander was appreciative of the measures and Standard Operating Procedures instituted by the units and formations to meet the challenges posed by the inimical forces.

Later in the day, the Army Commander was briefed by the Chinar Corps Commander,  Lt Gen KJS Dhillon at Badami Bagh Cantonment on the prevailing operational aspects. The Army commander lauded the exemplary synergy amongst all government forces and “complimented the troops for their relentless efforts and selfless service in bringing peace and tranquility in the Valley”.

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