Northern army commander reviews counter-terrorism operations in Kashmir

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Amid incidents of terrorist attacks against civilians in Kashmir, Northern Army Commander Lt. Gen. Upendra Dwivedi visited Srinagar on Sunday where he reviewed counter-terrorism operations in the countryside.

The Commander of the Northern Army is on a three-day visit to the Kashmir Valley.

Lt. Gen. Dwivedi was briefed by Lt. Gen. DP Pandey, GOC Chinar Corps on the current security situation and the measures instituted to counter the adversaries design. The army commander also interacted with senior Chinese corps officers.

He praised the strong counter-infiltration grid along the Line of Control (LOC). He also appreciated the strict control exercised by the formation to respect the ceasefire agreement between the DGMOs of India and Pakistan.

The army commander visited two training headquarters engaged in counter-terrorism operations in the hinterland. After being briefed on the operational aspects, he congratulated them for conducting operations with precision while guaranteeing zero collateral damage.

He reiterated the credo of the use of a minimum of force and fair behavior of the soldiers involved in anti-terrorist operations.

He appreciated the efforts made to break the cycle of violence for lasting peace and stability in Kashmir. The Army Commander also appreciated the excellent Soldier-Citizen Connect activities, which resulted in an overall reduction in terrorist recruitment.

The Army Commander visited the Base 92 Hospital at the BB Cantonment and inquired about the welfare of the patients admitted there. He also interacted with the CRPF jawans, who were admitted to hospital, due to various operational injuries.

The army commander will visit forward areas on Monday and interact with troops deployed at the Line of Control.

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