Army’s Kashmir Corps commander meets governor on situation

Army’s Kashmir Corps commander meets governor on situation

Srinagar: Amid the ongoing unrest in Kashmir, Commander of the army’s Srinagar-based Corps Lt Gen S K Dua on Tuesday met governor N N Vohra here and briefed him about the situation in the Valley. Lt Gen Dua called on Vohra at Raj Bhavan and briefed him about the internal and external security situation and the Army’s preparedness to deal with any arising exigency, an official spokesman said.
Kashmir valley is on the boil since July 9 in the wake of the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with the government forces. So far 65 people, including two policemen, have died and several thousand others have been injured in the unrest.
The meeting comes a day after the army foiled a major infiltration bid in Uri sector of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, killing five militants.
The meeting also assumes significance as militants carried out a deadly attack in Nowhatta locality on Monday, after over a decade in downtown Srinagar, which left a CRPF officer and two militants dead, while 11 CRPF and policemen were injured. CRPF inspector general Atul Karwal also called on the governor and briefed him about the obtaining internal security situation in the state.
The governor conveyed to Karwal his grief on the loss of Commandant of 49th Battalion Promod Kumar in yesterday’s terrorist attack at Nowhatta, the spokesman said.

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