Army chief reviews security in Valley

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Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat reviewed security situation in the Valley on Thursday.

Defence Ministry Spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said here: “The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, visited the Kashmir valley on Thursday to review the prevailing security situation in the hinterland.

“Accompanied by Chinar Corps Commander Lieutenant General A.K. Bhatt, the Army chief visited formation headquarters and units where he was briefed by the commanders on ground as regards the operational preparedness.”

The Army chief was appreciative of the measures and Standard Operating Procedures instituted by the units and formations to meet the challenges posed by the inimical elements, he said.

“Commending the performance of the troops in the recent successful operations, the Army chief stressed the need to maintain extra vigil to defeat the evil designs of hostile forces and assured his full support to further strengthen the security posture.”

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General Rawat also took stock of the security and administrative arrangements for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra, scheduled to commence on June 27, 2018, Kalia said and stressed the need for close coordination with civil administration to ensure smooth and efficient conduct of the Yatra.

–IANS

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