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Northern command GOC arrives in Srinagar, to visit forward posts

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Srinagar, August 25, 2013
First Published: 20:45 IST(25/8/2013) | Last Updated: 20:46 IST(25/8/2013)

Lt gen Sanjiv Chachra, GOC-in-C, HQ Northern Command, arrived in Srinagar on Sunday to take stock of security situation in the Valley.
The visit assumes importance at the backdrop of the increased number of incidents of infiltration attempts by militants from across the Line of Control and ongoing ceasefire violations.


An army spokesman said the army commander along with Lt gen Gurmit Singh visited Rashtriya Rifles Sector headquarters in the hinterland.
"He was briefed by the commander on the prevailing security scenario in his area of responsibility," said the spokesman.

They were also briefed on the successful completion of 55 days Shri Amarnathji Yatra. He complimented and congratulated high level of synergy between Army, CRPF and Police which resulted in peaceful conduct of Yatra.
Later in the evening, the Army commander accompanied by Chinar Corps commander called on governor N N Vohra.

"They discussed issues related to operational and security environment in Valley and on LOC," said the spokesman.
The army commander is scheduled to visit the forward areas and review the security situation along the Line of Control.

Army has in the recent past foiled infiltration attempts at various places in Kupwara sector in which 18 militants have so far been killed in separate operations.

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