Meets LG Sinha, discuss prevailing security scenario in J&K
Srinagar: General MM Naravane, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Wednesday arrived Srinagar on a two-day visit to Kashmir to review the prevailing security situation in the Union Territory.
On arrival at Srinagar, the Army Chief, accompanied by Lt Gen YK Joshi, the Northern Army Commander and Lt Gen DP Pandey, Chinar Corps Commander visited units and formations in the hinterland where he was briefed by the local Commanders on the existing security situation and the measures being taken to identify and target the Over Ground Workers (OGWs) network involved in radicalisation and recruitment of youth into militant ranks.
Efforts to prevent local recruitment and facilitate surrender of local militants were also discussed, a statement said.
Interacting with troops, the COAS expressed his appreciation to the Army men and commanders who are relentlessly battling the dual challenges of Pakistan backed militancy and the global pandemic.
He further reinforced the need to be prepared to meet emerging security challenges effectively. Later, the COAS was briefed by the Chinar Corps Commander on the overall situation pertaining to the Line of Control and the hinterland.
The Army Chief complimented the excellent synergy exhibited by all sections of the Civil administration, Jammu and Kashmir Police, Central Armed Police Forces and other security agencies in projecting a ‘Whole of Government’ approach that has resulted in improvement in the security situation conducive for fostering a new era of development in the UT.
In the evening, the COAS called on the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan and discussed the emerging challenges and road map for long term peace in J&K.
The LG appreciated the role played by the Indian Army in restoring and preserving peace in the UT and providing aid to the civil authorities against the COVID 19 pandemic.
General MM Naravane, Chief of the Army Staff met Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha here at the Raj Bhavan. The Army Chief was accompanied by Lt Gen YK Joshi, Northern Army Commander and Lt Gen DP Pandey, General Officer Commanding (GoC) 15 Corps.
The Lt Governor and the Army Chief discussed about recent internal security developments and the prevailing security scenario in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Discussions were also held on several internal and external security-related issues and their effective management.
The Lt Governor stressed on the high importance of maintaining close synergy between the Army and other Security Forces to meet the security challenges.
The Lt Governor lauded the Army’s role in ensuring a safe and secure environment for the people of J&K, besides extending necessary support and complementing Government’s efforts in controlling the spread of Corona virus.