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Army chief reviews security situation, meets Guv Malik

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Srinagar, Aug 01: Army chief General Bipin Rawat met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan in Srinagar on Thursday, officials said.

He was accompanied by Lt. General Ranbir Singh, Army Commander Northern Command, and Lt. Gen. KJS Dhillon, GOC 15 Corps.

“Governor and the Army chief discussed various important matters relating to the role being played by the Army in safeguarding the territorial integrity and the internal security of the state and security management for smooth conduct of the ongoing Amarnath Yatra,” said an official.

“Governor lauded Gen. Rawat and his men for their exemplary devotion in maintaining a constant vigil along the borders and conducting successful anti-militant operations in co-ordination with the state police and Central Armed Police Forces in the hinterland,” he said.

Earlier, Gen Rawat arrived in Srinagar on a two day visit to the Valley to review the prevailing security situation.

The COAS accompanied by the Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh and Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen KJS Dhillon visited the formations and units deployed in the hinterland in north Kashmir where they were briefed by the local commanders on the existing security situation and the measures instituted to ensure close coordination with all government agencies towards maintaining vigil and peace in the Valley, Army said in a statement here.

The Army chief also visited the Army Goodwill School at Mazbug, Sopore and interacted with the students and staff.

Subsequently, the Army chief was also briefed by the Chinar Corps Commander at Badami Bagh Cantonment on the overall situation and major operational, informational, logistical and administrative aspects pertaining to the Corps.

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