After taking over as Army Commander of the coveted Northern Command, Lieutenant General DS Hooda on Monday arrived at Srinagar on his maiden visit to Chinar Corps for familiarisation and deliberations on prevailing security situation in the Valley.
The Army Commander was received by Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh, Chinar Corps Commander, and was briefed on the current operational situation along the Line of Control (LoC) and internal security environment prevailing in the hinterland.
The Army Commander also called on Jammu & Kashmir governor NN Vohra and discussed the security scenario with special reference to the conduct of Amarnath Yatra.
During their hour-long meeting, the governor and the Northern Army Commander discussed issues relating to security management in all three regions of the state, across the International Border, LoC and the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Lt Gen Hooda also briefed the governor about the continuing attempts of infiltration from across the LoC and the army's planning to counter all subversive activities.
He informed the governor about the preparations underway to ensure effective security on all fronts for the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra.
Lt Gen Hooda also met chief minister Omar Abdullah at his residence and discussed the security-related issues.
The Army Commander left for the Northern Command Headquarters in the afternoon.