Top army officers review operational preparedness along LOC

Last Updated: Tue, Aug 27, 2013 16:50 hrs

Srinagar, Aug 27 (IANS) Top Indian army officers Tuesday reviewed the operational preparedness of the army along the Line of Control (LOC) in the Kashmir Valley in the wake of continuing violations of ceasefire by Pakistani troops.

Northern army command chief Lt. Gen. Sanjiv Chachra and Srinagar-based Chinar Corps chief Lt. Gen. Gurmit Singh visited army units and formations in the Valley on Aug 26-27 and reviewed the operational preparedness along the LOC and security situation in the hinterland, a defence spokesman said here.

"Primary focus of the visit along the LoC was in the forward areas of Gurez, Machail, Tangdhar and Gulmarg wherein the GOC-in-C interacted with the troops and complimented them for their dedication, outstanding vigilance, high state of preparedness and the grit and determination with which they are braving all the odds of terrain and weather in service to the nation," he said.

The spokesman said the army commander also visited the sector headquarters of counter insurgency Rashtriya Rifles in the hinterland and praised them for exercising a very high degree of control over the internal security situation, upholding the highest ethos of army and respecting the human rights of the people.

"Army commander was pleased with the counter-infiltration and joint intelligence grid which resulted in a series of successful counter-infiltration and counter-terrorist operations during which 28 terrorists were killed. He particularly commended the high level of synergy between the security forces, the intelligence agencies and the state police, the spokesman added.

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