Army chief to visit J&K tomorrow to take stock of situation

New Delhi, Aug 16 (PTI) As violence continued in theKashmir Valley, Army chief General Dalbir Suhag will visitJammu tomorrow to take stock of the situation. Incidentally, Eastern Command chief Lt Gen PraveenBakshi, who is slated to be the next Army chief, will also bepresent in Jammu tomorrow. Defence sources said Lt Gen Bakshi will be there toparticipate in a regimental ceremony but could take part inthe review meeting. General Suhag will be meeting Northern Army commander LtGen D S Hooda and other top security officials. Five persons were killed and several others injured insecurity forces action against stone-pelting protesters inBudgam and Anantnag districts of Kashmir today where normallife remained paralysed for the 39th consecutive day due tocurfew, restrictions and separatist-sponsored strike. With the fresh deaths, the toll in the ongoing unrestwhich began after the killing of militant commander BurhanWani in an encounter has now gone up to 63. PTI SAP NABSMN

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