Army chief visits LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, asks troops to remain ‘prepared’

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Army Chief General MM Naravane on Thursday asked all commanders and troops to not let their guard down and remain prepared to meet any emerging security challenges effectively.

On the second day of his two-day visit to the Kashmir Valley, the army Chief reviewed the security situation along the Line of Control, a defence ministry spokesman said in a statement to GNS.

He was accompanied by Lt Gen YK Joshi, the Northern Army Commander and Lt Gen DP Pandey, Chinar Corps Commander, during his visit to formations and units.

“The local Commanders briefed him on the existing security situation and the measures instituted to foil infiltration by (militants).”
The army chief interacted with the troops and complimented them for their high morale and the high state of operational preparedness, the spokesman said.

“While appreciating the current state of peace prevailing along the Line of Control, he cautioned all commanders and troops to not let their guard down and to remain prepared to meet any emerging security challenges effectively,” the spokesman said, adding, “The Army Chief also complimented all Government agencies for their close coordination in maintaining peace in the region and reaching out to the people wholeheartedly to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.” (GNS)

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