Jammu, Jan 28:
Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh visited the police headquarters
here on Tuesday and complimented the force for maintaining peace and working
alongside other forces to eliminate militancy in Jammu and Kashmir.
Lt Gen Singh,
General Officer-Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, is retiring from service
on January 31 and will be replaced by Lt Gen Y K Joshi.
Lt Gen Joshi is
currently serving as the Chief of Staff of the Northern Command which takes
care of the overall security scenario along the border with Pakistan in Jammu
and Kashmir as well as with China in Ladakh.
GOC-in-C visited Jammu Kashmir Police Headquarters, where he interacted with
Director General of Police Dilbag Singh and other senior officers,” a
police spokesman said.
Lt Gen Singh
complemented the DGP and his entire team for the outstanding work being done
for peace and welfare of the people in the Union territory, he added.
personnel have always remained on the forefront while dealing with
anti-militancy activities and there exists great synergy and coordination with
the Army and the Central Armed Police Forces, and the counterinsurgency grid is
moving like a well-oiled machine,” Lt Gen Singh said, adding that the
police have a huge role to play in maintaining peace and eliminating militants
in the Union Territory.
commander expressed his gratitude to the DGP for providing the opportunity to
interact with the officers and wished the entire force good luck. He also
extended good wishes to the families of the police personnel, the spokesman
The DGP thanked
the Army commander for his cooperation and support in maintenance of public
order and the security environment, and said Lt Gen Singh was a wonderful team
leader and it was a privilege to work with him.
reactivated militant camps’
New Delhi, Jan
28: Army Vice Chief Lt Gen SK Saini on Tuesday said militant launchpads are
being reoccupied and their camps are being reactivated across the Line of
Control (LoC) in Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK).
situation in Jammu and Kashmir on both LoC and the hinterland are under
control. The launchpads have been reoccupied and militant camps are active.
Saini said that ceasefire violations by the Pakistan Army have gone up last
year but the Army was “fully geared up to meet challenges that come
In the last few
weeks, there have been reports about the heightened activity of terrorists in
PaK backed by the Pakistan Army.
Asked about his
priorities as Vice Chief, he said, “Removing hollowness in terms of
critical deficiencies of equipment, ammunition etc, capability development along
the Northern borders.”
Army preparedness was first highlighted as few years ago when it was brought by
the then Army Chief Gen VK Singh that the force was facing critical shortage of
ammunition and weapon systems required for fighting wars.
stressed that he would work for aligning the Army Headquarters with the newly
created Department of Military Affairs under Chief of Defence Staff. He said he
would work towards bringing in more jointness into the working of the Army with
the newly created structures. (ANI)