Srinagar, Feb 26:
Army chief General MM Naravane, on his maiden visit to Kashmir, reviewed
security situation along the Line of Control (LoC) and asked soldiers to remain
alert for any eventuality.
This was General
Naravane’s first visit to Kashmir after taking over as the Chief of Army Staff
The visit of the
Army chief to the valley holds significance as it comes at a time when there
are reports of large number of militants waiting on launching pads in Pakistan-administered-Kashmir
(PaK) to infiltrate into this side.
spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia told UNI that General Naravane visited
Kashmir over two days to review the prevailing security situation. “The COAS
accompanied by the Northern Army Commander, Lt Gen YK Joshi and Chinar Corps
Commander, Lt Gen KJS Dhillon visited the formations and units deployed along
the LoC,” he said.
He said the Army
chief was briefed by the local Commanders on the situation on the Line of
Control, cease fire violations, our retaliations, counter infiltration
operations and operational preparedness being maintained.
interaction with the soldiers on snow clad heights, he was appreciative of the
sharp vigil and alertness along the LoC and high morale of the troops.
He also exhorted
the soldiers to remain alert for any eventuality. He further reinforced the
need to be prepared to meet emerging security challenges effectively at all
The COAS was
earlier briefed by the Chinar Corps Commander at Badami Bagh Cantonment on the
overall situation pertaining to the LoC and the hinterland. The COAS also
interacted with senior officials of the administration and security forces. He
also met members of the civil society.