Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, who was on a two-day visit to J&K, reviewed the operational preparedness of the formations deployed on the Indo-Pakistan border during his visit to the Northern Command on Saturday.
A Defence Ministry spokesperson shared a picture of General Rawat looking across the border using binoculars and wrote, “Army Chief on Saturday looks across Line of Control into Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. He reviewed the operational preparedness of the formations deployed on the Indo-Pakistan border during his visit to Northern Command on 30 and 31 August.”
This was the first visit by the Army Chief to the Valley after the government abrogated Article 370 that gave special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Chief of Army Staff was briefed by the local Commanders on the existing cease-fire violations, ground situation and the measures taken. During his interaction with the soldiers on the ground, he lauded them for their high levels of morale and motivation, an official statement said.
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On Friday, the Army Chief accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander, Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon, visited the formations and units deployed along the Line of Control (LoC).
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General Rawat also reinforced the need to be prepared to meet emerging security challenges effectively in view of the increased infiltration attempts. He appreciated the robust counter-infiltration grid which has neutralised multiple infiltration attempts of terrorists.
(With inputs from ANI)