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Northern Army Commander arrives on 3-day visit

The Northern Army Commander, Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi Friday arrived in Srinagar on a three day visit to Kashmir valley. He would be visiting forward posts on the Line of Control and the hinterland to review the overall security situation in the Kashmir Valley.

The Army Commander accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen ADS Aujla on the day first visited various locations and formations in South Kashmir.

“He was briefed on counter [militancy] grid, development works and operational preparedness for Amarnath Yatra”, said PRO Defence in a statement issued to GNS.

The Army Commander during his interaction with the troops over tea complimented the soldiers for the conduct of just operations with precision, ensuring zero collateral damage. He was appreciative of the excellent Soldier – Citizen-connect activities, which have resulted in overall reduction in the [militant] recruitments, the statement reads.

The Army Commander arrived at Chinar Corps Headquarters later in the day. He was briefed by Lt Gen ADS Aujla, GOC Chinar Corps on the overall security situation and measures instituted to counter adversaries’ design, concludes the statement. (GNS)

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