Army chief discusses J&K security situation with Omar
Chief of army staff (COAS) Gen Bikram Singh met Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah in Srinagar today and discussed the prevailing security situation in the state.chandigarh Updated: Jun 16, 2012 18:29 IST
Chief of army staff (COAS) Gen Bikram Singh on Saturday met Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah here and discussed the prevailing security situation in the state.
Gen Singh, who is on a two-day maiden visit to Jammu and Kashmir after assuming office of army chief on May 31, called on Abdullah on Saturday morning.
Various matters relating to prevailing security situation in the state were discussed during the meeting.
The GOC-in-C northern command Lt Gen KT Patnaik and GOC 15 Corps Lt Gen Om Prakash were also present in the meeting.
It was not immediately clear whether the issue of withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was also discussed during the meeting. The chief minister has been demanded withdrawal of the AFSPA from some parts of the valley, which are peaceful for the past one decade, while the Army opposes the move.
The COAS immediately after arriving here on Friday from Udhampur took stock of the security situation in the Kashmir valley. He was given a brief about the security situation in the valley, besides on the Line of control (LoC), where the next few months are very crucial as militants waiting across the border will try to infiltrate into this side before the routes are again closed due to snowfall.