Srinagar: Northern Army Commander, Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi, who arrived here on Wednesday reviewed the overall security situation and operational preparedness for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra.
Lt Gen Dwivedi, who arrived here today on a three day visit is likely to visit forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) and the hinterland to review the overall security situation in the Kashmir Valley, a defence spokesman said.
The Army Commander also reviewed security and operational preparedness for the upcoming 43 day long Amarnath Yatra commencing on June 30 to August 11, 2022.
The Army Commander accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen A D S Aujla visited various locations and formations in Hinterland today. He was briefed on counter terrorism grid, development works and current security situation.
He held a detailed briefing with all the stakeholders and appreciated efforts being undertaken for ensuring a peaceful and incident free Yatra.
During the day, he also addressed the media and spoke about the Agniveer initiative of the Armed Forces. The Army Commander, during his interaction with the troops over tea complimented the soldiers for the conduct of operations with precision, ensuring zero collateral damage.
He was appreciative of the excellent Soldier – Citizen connect activities, which have resulted in overall reduction in the militant recruitments.
The Army Commander arrived at Chinar Corps Headquarters later in the day. He was briefed by Lt Gen Aujla, GOC Chinar Corps on the overall security situation and measures instituted to counter adversaries’ design.