Army Chief visits LoC in Kashmir

2 May 2017

A day after the Pakistani attack, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat today visited the forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir and asked the troops to remain alert and thwart "any misadventure" from across the border.

During his interaction with the troops, Gen Rawat reassured them that the entire nation stands behind its soldiers in their "brave endeavours to safeguard the country's sovereignty and integrity and maintaining peace" in the Valley. The Army Chief, who was on a two-day visit to Kashmir since yesterday, was accompanied by Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D Anbu and Srinagar-based Corps Commander Lt Gen J S Sandhu. "The Army Chief was briefed by formation commanders on the security situation on the border and measures instituted to strengthen the security posture besides overall operational and logistical preparedness," an Army official said.

The official said Gen Rawat impressed upon the troops to remain vigilant and thwart "any misadventure from across especially now as the summer sets in" and snow will melt on the mountain passes. The Army Chief had on Monday visited Panzgam garrison and was briefed on the encounter with terrorists which took place on April 27.