Army chief visits areas along LoC, reviews preparedness

New Delhi: Amid an increase in counter-terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army chief General MM Naravane visited the forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Jammu region today.

During his visit, the Army chief was briefed on the ground situation in the region and about the ongoing counter-infiltration operations, according to officials.

Naravane arrived in Jammu on a two-day visit on Monday amid a spurt in targeted attacks on civilians by terrorists in the Valley and an ongoing counter-insurgency operation in the forest belt of the twin border districts of Poonch and Rajouri, where nine soldiers have laid down their lives over the past week.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Jammu and Kashmir on 23 and 24 October to review the security situation. Shah will hold meetings with L-G Manoj Sinha and officials of the Central Armed Police Forces during his two-day visit to the border State.


NT Bureau