Army chief visits south Kashmir, inspects LoC

During a meeting at 15 Corps headquarters, Singh was briefed about the steps taken by Army to bring peace in the Valley.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Published:September 10, 2016 4:43 am
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir governor N N Vohra during a meeting with Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag in Srinagar on Friday. PTI Photo (PTI9_9_2016_000249B) Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir governor N N Vohra during a meeting with Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag in Srinagar on Friday. PTI Photo 

Army chief General Dalbir Singh Friday visited south Kashmir and assured all support to restore normalcy in the unrest-hit area. During a meeting at 15 Corps headquarters, Singh was briefed about the steps taken by Army to bring peace in the Valley.

“The Army chief reinforced the need to synergise efforts with all the other stakeholders and assured all support for bringing in normalcy, particularly in south Kashmir,” an Army spokesperson said.

Accompanied by Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D S Hooda and 15 Corps Commander Lt Gen Satish Dua, Singh also visited north Kashmir to review the situation on the Line of Control.

The spokesperson added that Singh directed the forces to ensure strict vigil along the LoC and asked soldiers to sensitise the people, especially the youth, to eschew violence to usher in peace. “The Army chief also appreciated the various humanitarian initiatives by the troops to bring succour to the affected locals due to the ongoing unrest.”

Singh also met J&K’s DGP K Rajendra. He later briefed Governor N N Vohra on the situation.