PRO ARMY, Srinagar, February 1,2017
The Army Chief arrived in Srinagar in the afternoon of 31 Jan 17 and was briefed by the Corps Commander Lt Gen JS Sandhu on security as also the measures to meet the challenges posed by weather as were highlighted in the recent incidents of avalanches in the higher reaches of North Kashmir where 20 soldiers including an officer and a JCO lost their lives. Paying his tributes to the martyrs, Gen Rawat laid emphasis on the need to be constantly aware of the weather patterns prevailing in the area and take all necessary precautions to avoid any untoward incidents.
Accompanied by the Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D Anbu and Lt Gen JS Sandhu, the Army Chief today visited LC formations in North Kashmir where he was briefed on the operational and logistical preparedness. Commending the alertness of all troops deployed along the LC in foiling the nefarious designs of inimical forces, he stressed upon the need to continue our endeavours in maintaining a high degree of vigil.
The General also visited the Victor Force Headquarters at Awantipur where he was apprised of the latest situation in South Kashmir. He appreciated the professionalism with which the troops had been operating in full synergy with other security and civil agencies to keep the situation under control and impressed upon everyone to uphold human rights at all times.
The Army Chief was also briefed upon the numerous initiatives undertaken by the Army all across the Valley to constructively engage with the Awaam towards their well being. Lauding such humanitarian steps, Gen Rawat reinforced the need to synergise efforts with all the other stakeholders.