Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Dwivedi takes stock of security situation in Kashmir

Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Dwivedi took stock of security situation in Kashmir on Wednesday (File Image)
Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Dwivedi took stock of security situation in Kashmir on Wednesday (File Image)

New Delhi: The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi reviewed the security situation in Kashmir as he concluded his maiden visit to the valley after taking over the command of the prestigious Army Command, based at Udhampur this month. A defence spokesperson in Srinagar said, "During his visit, the Army Commander was briefed by Lt Gen DP Pandey, GOC Chinar Corps on the prevalent security situation and measures instituted to counter adversaries' design."

Lt Gen Dwivedi held meetings with the senior officers of Chinar Corps and lauded the strong counter-infiltration grid along the Line of Control. He also appreciated the strict control exercised by the formation to abide by the Ceasefire understanding between the DGMOs of both India and Pakistan, which will complete one year on 25 February.

"For the hinterland, the Army Commander complimented Chinar Corps for the conduct of operations with precision ensuring zero collateral damage. He was appreciative of the excellent Soldier-Citizen connect activities, which have resulted in an overall reduction in the terrorist recruitments," the spokesman said.

The Army Commander also interacted with various civil functionaries and members of the civil society in Kashmir. He appreciated the rapid steps that are being taken by all agencies for the sustainable peace and development of Kashmir. He lauded the synergy between all elements of the security forces and the Civil Administration.

Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi had taken charge of the new General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) of the strategic Northern Army Command on February 01.

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