Spurt in ceasefire violations on LoC; Northern Commander reviews security situation in Rajouri

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 10/4/2019 2:09:42 PM

JAMMU, Oct 3: Army Commander Northern Command Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, accompanied by White Knight Corps Commander Lt Gen Paramjit Singh Sangha Thursday visited forward posts in Rajouri sector to review the operational preparedness and prevalent security situation in view of increased ceasefire violations by Pakistan to target deliberately civilian population.
According to army spokesperson, Northern Commander was briefed by commanders on ground about the current operational situation along Line of Control (LoC) and the preparedness in dealing with the emerging security situation. Lt Gen Ranbir Singh was apprised of increased ceasefire violations by Pakistan since August 5, especially targeting civilian population along the Line of Control and the swift and effective counter measures being taken by the formation.
He was also briefed on the counter infiltration actions taken through superior and aggressive domination of LoC.
The Army Commander also visited Counter Insurgency Force (Delta) where he was briefed about the recent successful encounter at Batote town resulting in elimination of three hardcore terrorists of Hizbul Mujahidin. The Army Commander awarded on the spot commendation to three soldiers for their gallant action during operation Tri Shakti at Batote on September 28. He complimented the formation for the admirable work being done both at the Line of Control and the hinterland.
“He was also appreciative of the synergy between security forces and the civil administration in maintaining a peaceful and conducive environment in the area of responsibility. Army Commander also appreciated the ‘Mission Reach Out’ initiative wherein the local populace in various areas of the White Knight Corps zone was being provisioned amenities, medical assistance and connectivity. The Army Commander also praised people for showing restraint and faith in the government policies by maintaining a peaceful and conducive environment,” said army spokesperson.
“The Northern Commander, during his visit to both the sectors, interacted with the troops and complimented them for their unwavering devotion to duty and high standard of professionalism. He exhorted all ranks on the need to remain vigilant to counter the nefarious designs of the adversary and directed that the response should be strong and effective,” spokesperson said.



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