Army Chief visits forward areas in Kashmir

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir): Chief of Army Staff ( COAS) General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday visited the frontier areas in North Kashmir and interacted with commanders and troops deployed along the Line of Control ( LoC).

Accompanied by the Northern Army and Chinar Corps Commanders, the Army Chief was briefed by the Formation Commanders on the security situation on the border and measures instituted to strengthen the security posture besides overall operational and logistical preparedness.

During his interaction with troops, General Rawat reassured them that the entire nation stood behind its soldiers in their brave endeavours to safeguard the country’s sovereignty and integrity and maintain peace in the Valley.

This visit comes in the aftermath of the atrocities faced by the Indian Armed Forces over the last six months, the most recent one being Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) mutilating the bodies of two Indian soldiers in Krishna Ghati sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district along the Line of Control.

The Indian Army confirmed the involvement of the BAT in the gruesome act.

The Pakistan Army, however, denied India’s charge and described itself as a highly professional force that never disrespects any soldier. (ANI)