Army Chief General MM Naravane arrived on a 2-day visit to Kashmir on Wednesday to review the prevailing security situation in the UT as the ceasefire understanding between India and Pakistan along the LoC completed 100 days.
On his arrival at Srinagar, the Army chief, accompanied by Northern Army Commander, Lt Gen YK Joshi and Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen DP Pandey, visited units and formations in the hinterland where he was briefed by the local commanders on the existing security situation, an Army official said.
He said Gen Naravane was briefed about the measures being taken to identify and target the overground workers network involved in radicalisation and recruitment of youth into terrorist ranks.
Efforts to prevent local recruitment and facilitate the surrender of local terrorists were also discussed.
Naravane’s visit assumes significance as it comes on a day when the fresh ceasefire between India and Pakistan along the LoC completed 100 days. Gen Naravane, while interacting with troops, expressed his appreciation to the jawans and commanders who are relentlessly battling the Pakistan-abetted terror and the Covid pandemic.
He reinforced the need to be prepared to meet emerging security challenges effectively. Later, the COAS was briefed by the Chinar Corps Commander on the overall situation pertaining to the LoC and the hinterland, the official said. Naravane complimented the excellent synergy exhibited by all sections of the civil administration, J&K Police, CAPF and other agencies in projecting a ‘whole of government’ approach resulting in improvement in the security situation.