SRINAGAR: The Chief of Army Staff, Gen Bipin Rawat, visited the Kashmir Valley on Thursday to review the prevailing security situation in the hinterland.
Accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen AK Bhatt, the Army Chief visited formation headquarters and units where he was briefed by the commanders on ground as regards operational preparedness. The Army Chief was appreciative of the measures and Standard Operating Procedures instituted by the units and formations to meet the challenges posed by inimical elements.
Commending the performance of the troops in recent successful operations, the Army Chief stressed the need to maintain extra vigil to defeat the evil designs of hostile forces and assured his hearers of his full support to further strengthen the security position.
General Rawat also took stock of security and administrative arrangements for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra, which is scheduled to commence from June 27, and stressed on the need for close coordination with the civil administration to ensure the smooth and efficient conducting of the Yatra.