National Defence Bureau,
Srinagar, 11 July 2017
The Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat arrived in Kashmir today and was briefed by the Chinar Corps Commander on the prevailing security situation in the Valley. Later, the Army Chief also chaired a security review meeting which was attended by the Chinar Corps Commander, Chief Secretary and DGP (J&K) among others. Speaking to the dignitaries, the COAS condemned the dastardly act of terror against innocent Amarnath pilgrims, and indicated that the security forces will counter this menace with greater resolve. The Chief also called on the Hon’ble Governor and CM and discussed the prevailing situation.
The Army Chief exhorted the commanders and troops to keep up the pressure on the terrorists as had been witnessed in recent successful operations in the Valley. He complimented the troops for the excellent operations along the line of control, wherein several infiltration attempts were foiled.
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