Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh today visited the the Headquarters of Army’s Northern Command in Udhampur to review the operational status along the Line of Control, post the surgical strike against terrorist camps in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir (PoK). He was briefed about the security scenario on the international border.
During his visit, Singh also met the members of the team that carried out the surgical strikes in PoK on Thursday.
A senior officer of the Northern Command had earlier informed that Gen Dalbir Singh was in Udhampur to get an operational briefing from the staff officers of the Northern Command as well as an overview of the situation from Lt Gen DS Hooda, GOC-in-C Northern Command.
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Post the surgical strikes, in addition to Kashmir valley, border areas like, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat are on alert with the Border Security Force (BSF) deploying its units along the border as a precautionary measure. All civilian movement has been restricted along the borders with Pakistan. The Centre has asked BSF to provide manpower to local administrative bodies to help the people safely evacuate their homes.