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Army chief reviews security status, troop formations in Doda

PTI  Jammu, April 24, 2013
First Published: 19:41 IST(24/4/2013) | Last Updated: 19:42 IST(24/4/2013)

Continuing with his review of security and counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir, Army chief General Bikram Singh on Wednesday visited troop formations in Doda sector and Akhnoor before wrapping up his visit to the state.

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Gen. Singh was briefed on the security scenario by respective general officers commanding at the Rashtriya Rifles camps at Dharmund and Sila as part of his visit to formations under the Nagrota-based 16 Corps on Wednesday, a defence spokesperson said.

The Army chief also visited the Division Headquarters in Akhnoor in Jammu district accompanied by GOC-in-C of Northern Command Lt Gen. KT Parnaik and GOC 16 Corps, Lt Gen. BS Hooda.

During his two-day visit to J-K, Gen. Singh held discussions with formation commanders and also interacted with troops deployed along the Line of Control and those involved in counter-insurgency operations.

Interacting with the troops, he praised them for their selfless sacrifice in ensuring the sanctity of the country's frontiers and in facilitating return of normalcy in J-K.

Gen. Singh had on Tuesday briefed J-K Governor NN Vohra and chief minister Omar Abdullah about the Chinese incursion in Ladakh region and the situation arising out of it.

The Army chief left for Delhi in the afternoon on Wednesday.


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