Army chief visits Rajouri LoC

Jammu, July 28 (IANS) Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday visited forward posts along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, apart from reviewing the force’s operational preparedness and the overall security situation.

Gen Rawat, accompanied by Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D. Anbu , visited the White Knight Corps to review operational preparedness and prevailing security situation in the Corps Zone, Defence Ministry spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta said here.

“The Army chief was briefed by Lt Gen A.K. Sharma, General Officer Commanding of the 16 Corps, about its preparedness in dealing with emerging and dynamically changing security situation (in Jammu and Kashmir) and measures taken to thwart any misadventure by forces inimical to the country.”

He said the Army chief also visited Rajouri where he was briefed on the operational readiness by the GOC of Ace of Spades Division.

“He visited the forward posts along the LoC where he was briefed on actions taken to ensure a robust counter-infiltration grid.”

Gen Rawat arrived in Jammu in the morning to review the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and interact with soldiers in forward areas along the LoC.

–IANS

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