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Army Chief reviews security situation of Sino-India border

Army Chief General V K Singh is on his maiden visit to Jammu and Kashmir after taking charge.

Written by Agencies | Jammu | Published: April 20, 2010 1:54:16 pm

On his maiden visit to Jammu and Kashmir after taking charge,new army Chief General V K Singh on Tuesday reviewed the security situation of strategic Sino-India border in the Ladakh region.

Gen Singh,accompanied by his wife Bharti Singh,who arrived on a three-day maiden tour to Leh this morning,was received by the General Officer Commanding in Chief,Northern Command Lt Gen B S Jaswal,Leh-based 14 Corps Commander,Lt Gen S K Singh.

Soon after his arrival,the army chief reviewed the security situation along the Sino-Indian and Indo-Pak borders in Ladakh region,defence sources said. He was briefed by the field commanders about operational preparedness and various other security measures in the frontier region. Later Singh flew to Srinagar to review the security situation,counter terrorist operation and cross-border infiltration in the area,they said.

During the three-day visit,Singh,who has led counter-insurgency operations in the state,is scheduled ton visit Northern Command headquarter at Udhampur and will hold discussions with Northern Command Chief Lt Gen B S Jaswal.

He is also scheduled to visit 16 Corps headquarters at Nagrota in Jammu and forward areas in Poonch,Mendhar and Akhnoor for an on-the-spot assessment of cross-infiltration measures and border situation. The army chief is also expected to meet Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and discuss with them the security situation,infiltration and other issues before leaving for New Delhi on April 22.

During his long tenure in the Valley,Singh had commanded 2nd Rajput on the Line of Control and took charge as General Officer Commanding of Counter insurgency Victor Force,besides Chief of Staff of 15 Crops.

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