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Northern Army commander arrives in Kashmir to review security

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Srinagar: The Northern Army commander, Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi arrived in Srinagar today for three day visit to review security, a defence spokesman said.

He would be visiting forward posts on the Line of Control and the hinterland to review the overall security situation in the Kashmir Valley, the spokesman said.

Accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen ADS Aujla, Lt. Gen Dwivedi visited various locations and formations in south Kashmir today and was briefed on counter-terrorism grid, development works and operational preparedness for Amarnath Yatra, the spokesman said.

He said the Army commander during his interaction with the troops over tea complimented the soldiers for the conduct of “just operations with precision, ensuring zero collateral damage”.

“He was appreciative of the excellent soldier-citizen connect activities, which have resulted in overall reduction in the terrorist recruitments,” the spokesman said.

The Army Commander arrived at Chinar Corps Headquarters later in the day and was briefed by Lt Gen ADS Aujla, GOC Chinar Corps on the overall security situation and measures instituted to counter adversaries’ design, the spokesman said.

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