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Northern Army Commander reviews security scenario in Kashmir Valley

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Srinagar: The Northern Army Commander, Lt Gen YK Joshi, visited forward posts on the Line of Control and in the hinterland to review the overall security scenario in the Kashmir Valley.

In a statement issued here, PRO (Defence) Srinagar said: “The Army Commander accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen DP Pandey visited formations along the Line of Control in forward areas of District Kupwara and Rashtriya Rifles conducting Counter-Terrorist operations in the hinterland. He was briefed on the current situation on the Line of Control including the counter-infiltration grid and operational preparedness.”

“The Army Commander laid special emphasis on maintaining the sanctity of the ceasefire as per the understanding reached by DGMOs in February 2021. He however reiterated the necessity of not letting our guard down. During his interaction with the troops, he applauded their selfless service, motivation and high spirits,” the spokesperson said.

“In the hinterland, the Army Commander reviewed the preparations for the Amarnath yatra. He exhorted the troops to continue with people-friendly approach in the conduct of intelligence-based Counter-Terrorist operations. He complimented the soldiers for the efforts in pursuit of peace & stability in Kashmir,” he said.

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