Jammu: Chief of the Indian Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, visited the White Knight Corps (16 Corps) here to review the operational preparedness and the prevailing security situation. He was accompanied by the Northern Command chief Lt Gen D Anbu.
The Army Chief was briefed by Lt Gen Saranjeet Singh, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 16 Corps, about the preparedness of the White Knight Corps in dealing with the emerging and dynamically changing security situation and the measures taken to thwart any misadventure by forces inimical to peace.
The Army Chief visited the Rajouri sector where he was briefed on the operational readiness by the GOC, Ace of Spades Division. Four soldiers were killed in a ceasefire violation in the sector on December 23.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the 16 Corps said the Army Chief visited forward posts along the Line of Control where he was briefed in detail on the actions being undertaken to ensure a robust counter-infiltration grid. “He (the Army Chief) interacted with soldiers deployed on the forward posts and exhorted the troops to continue to remain vigilant and ever ready,” the PRO said.
General Bipin Rawat, while complimenting the formations for their unflinching efforts, said there was a need to remain prepared in order to counter the nefarious designs of the enemy, the PRO further said.