Jammu, Jun 18: Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on Monday visited forward areas in Jammu and Kashmir and reviewed the security situation along the borderline as well as in the hinterland.
Rawat reviewed the security situation of J&K during his visit to forward areas Monday, a defence spokesperson said.
He was briefed by Lt Gen Saranjeet Singh, GOC, White Knight Corps, on the prevailing security situation in the region. Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command accompanied the chief of Army staff during his visit, the official said.
The Army chief condoled the death of deceased Rifleman Aurangzeb as he visited his bereaved family in their native village in Poonch. Speaking to the father of the Aurangzeb, the COAS assured all possible assistance to the family, the official added.
He assured the family, that the supreme sacrifice rendered by the brave son of India will not go in vain, the spokesperson said.
The Army chief, during his visit to forward areas, also interacted with soldiers and complemented them for their professionalism, selfless commitment and loyalty. He exhorted the troops to continue to work with zeal and dedication to overcome the challenges posted by weather, enemy and militancy.
The Army Chief commended the synergy between all security agencies and civil administration in Jammu and Kashmir, the official said, adding that Rawat also visited northern command.