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Northern Army Commander tours forward areas in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Aug 28:The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh arrived in Srinagar on a two-day visit to the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday.

“Accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt, the Army Commander visited the formations and units along the Line Of Control and the hinterland formations in North Kashmir. He was briefed by the commanders on the ground about the current situation,” a defence spokesman in a statement issued here said.


“The Army Commander conveyed his appreciation to all the soldiers for their steadfastness and successful conduct of operations which were reflective of their valour and selfless dedication to service”.

“He also urged them to continue with the vigil and give a befitting response to any misadventure from across. Lauding the excellent synergy amongst all the security forces, he exhorted all ranks to continue carrying out their task in a professional manner for creating a secure and peaceful environment for the Awaam of Kashmir,” he said.

Later in the evening, the Army Commander met the Inspector General of Police. He appreciated the joint efforts of all the agencies which were critical to successful Counter-Militant-Operations, he said. (GNS)