GoC-in-C Northern Command begins security review in Valley

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Srinagar, Aug 9 (IANS) General Officer Commanding In chief (GoC-in-C), Northern Command, Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh on Thursday arrived in Srinagar for a two-day visit to review the overall security.

General Singh’s visit follows the recent counter-infiltration and counter- terrorist operations which led to the killing of at least five terrorists.

Accompanied by Chinar Corps Commander Lieutenant General A.K. Bhatt, the Army Commander visited the hinterland formations in South Kashmir and was briefed by commanders about the current situation, according to Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia.

The Army Commander complimented the troops for their recent successes and commended them for their dedication to duty and high standards of professionalism, the spokesman said.

He was appreciative of the measures and standard operating procedures instituted by the units and formations to minimise civilian causalities, he said.

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“Lauding the excellent synergy among all elements of security forces, he exhorted all ranks to maintain a safe, secure and peaceful environment for the people of Kashmir,” the sokesman said.

Later in the day, the Army Commander called on Governor N.N. Vohra at Raj Bhavan and also attended a security review meeting chaired by the Governor.

He also interacted with officials from other security agencies and the civil administration, the spokesman added.

–IANS

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