Army Chief Gen Dwivedi takes stock of operational preparedness along LoC in J&K

The maiden visit of the Army Chief to one of the forward locations in the frontier district of Poonch reflects that the top priority is being given to the ongoing anti-terrorist operations.
Army Chief Gen Dwivedi takes stock of operational preparedness along LoC in J&K

Jammu: Within three days after assuming the charge as the 30th Army Chief of the Indian Army, General Upendra Dwivedi visited the forward locations along the line of control (LoC) to take first-hand account of the prevailing security situation in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

At the line of control, General Dwivedi was briefed by the field commanders about the operational preparedness of the troops deployed along the line of control to defeat the nefarious designs of the adversary.

In a post on ‘X’, the additional directorate general of public information of the Army said Chief of Army Staff Dwivedi, along with Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Suchindra Kumar and General Officer Commanding of Jammu-based White Knight Corps Lt Gen Navin Sachdeva, visited forward locations of the ‘XVI corps‘, as known as the White Knight Corps, to review the security situation along the LoC.

“He was briefed on the operational preparedness by the commanders on the ground. The COAS lauded all ranks for maintaining high standards of professionalism and exhorted them to remain steadfast to meet all current and emerging security challenges,” the additional directorate general of public information said.

Earlier, the officials said, the Army chief chaired a meeting of field commanders on reaching Poonch before leaving for the forward areas.

The maiden visit of the Army Chief to one of the forward locations in the frontier district of Poonch reflects that the top priority is being given to the ongoing anti-terrorist operations aimed at eliminating foreign terrorists hiding in the area and striking at regular intervals to inflict maximum damage to the Indian forces.

The Jammu province has witnessed about five militancy-related incidents this year, which left nine pilgrims, four militants, and a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan dead.

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