Army commander reviews security situation in Valley

Army commander reviews security situation in Valley

Srinagar, Jun 20: The Northern Army Commander, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Thursday chaired a key security review meeting which among others focused on the minimization of civilian causalities in Kashmir Valley.
The Army Commander which arrived Thursday here and is on the two-day visit was accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen KJS Dhillon visited formations along the Line of Control in Kupwara District, a defence ministry spokesman said in a statement.
He was briefed on development works, the counter-infiltration grid and operational preparedness, the spokesman said.
“The Army Commander was appreciative of the measures and Standard Operating Procedures instituted by the units and formations to meet the challenges posed by the inimical elements,” the spokesman said.
Later in the day the Army Commander also chaired a key Security Review Meeting which was attended by the senior officials from the Army, Police, CRPF and other security agencies.
“During the meeting, Amarnath Yatra, neutralisation of militants and minimisation of civilian casualties during operations were focused. He also appreciated the synergy being maintained through the joint efforts of all the agencies. He said that the synergy was most critical for successful counter militant operations,” the spokesman said.
Earlier in the day, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, in a solemn ceremony renamed, the Army Goodwill School Wuzur as “Shaheed Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani, Ashok Chakra, Sena Medal Army Goodwill School Wuzur”, he said.
The renaming was done to honour the contributions of a great son of soil, who was the first Kashmiri to be bestowed Ashok Chakra, the highest peacetime gallantry award of the country on Republic Day this year, the spokesman added. (GNS)