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Northern Army Commander appreciates troops for breaking cycle of violence

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Reiterates credo of use of minimum force and just conduct by soldiers involved in Counter Terrorist operations

Srinagar: The Northern Army Commander, Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi reached here today on a three day visit.

A defence spokesman, in a statement, said that Lt Gen Dwivedi was briefed by Lt Gen DP Pandey, GOC Chinar Corps on the prevalent security situation and measures instituted to counter adversaries’ design.

“The Army Commander also interacted with senior officers of Chinar Corps. He lauded the strong counter infiltration grid along the Line of Control. He also appreciated the strict control exercised by the formation to abide by the cease fire understanding between the DGMOs of both India and Pakistan,” said the spokesman.

He said that the Army Commander visited two formation headquarters engaged in counter terrorist operations in the hinterland and complimented the units for the conduct of operations with precision while ensuring zero collateral damage.

“He reiterated the credo of use of minimum force and just conduct by the soldiers involved in Counter Terrorist operations. He appreciated the efforts at breaking the cycle of violence for sustainable peace and stability in Kashmir,” said the spokesman, adding Army Commander was also appreciative of the excellent Soldier – Citizen connect activities, which have resulted in overall reduction in the terrorist recruitments.

He also visited 92 Base Hospital at BB Cantt and asked about wellbeing of patients admitted there.

The Army Commander will be visiting forward areas on 11 Apr 2022 and would interact with the troops deployed on the LoC, said the spokesman.

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