Army commander reviews security in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Nov 15: The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh arrived in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday to review the prevailing security situation.
Accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt, the Army Commander visited the hinterland formations and units both in North and South Kashmir, and was briefed by the commanders on ground about the current situation, a defence ministry spokesman said here.
He also visited the Srinagar Transit Camp wherein he was apprised about the security and administrative aspects for the transient Army personnel in the Valley.
“The Army Commander complimented the troops for their recent successes and commended them for their dedication to duty and high standards of professionalism. He was appreciative of the measures and Standard Operating Procedures instituted by the units and formations to minimise civilian causalities,” the spokesman said. The need to be prepared for meeting the security challenges effectively was also reinforced, the spokesman said.
“Lauding the excellent synergy amongst all the security forces, he exhorted all ranks to maintain a safe, secure and peaceful environment for the people of the Kashmir.” (GNS)