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Indian Army chief Singh visits Kashmir to assess security situation

Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh on Sunday visited Jammu and Kashmir where he met senior commanders amid fresh bouts of violence in the state that have left five civilians dead.

india Updated: Apr 17, 2016 19:56 IST
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Indian Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag arrives at the Headquarters of Northern Command during his official visit in Udhampur on Sunday. (PTI Photo)

Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh on Sunday visited Jammu and Kashmir where he met senior commanders amid fresh bouts of violence in the state that have left five civilians dead.

Army spokesperson Colonel SD Goswami said the chief met commanders of the 14, 15 and 16 Corps at Northern Command headquarters at Udhampur near here “to take stock of the situation” in the state following deaths of civilians in alleged firing by army men in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

The general arrived on a day-long visit to the state.

The Kashmir Valley has been on the boil since Tuesday after the death of at least five civilians in clashes with security forces.

The trouble began after rumors that a soldier molested a college girl in Handwara of the border district.