This comes at a time a spurt has been registered in ceasefire violations.
Both of them also visited the Badami Bagh Cantonment and were briefed by Lt Gen A.
The Defence Secretary, who arrived here on Friday, visited forward areas on the Line of Control (LoC) and reviewed security preparedness in the hinterland, an official statement said here.
"The Defence Secretary visited the forward areas along the LoC where he was briefed on the prevailing security situation and also interacted with the commanders and troops on ground."
Mitra was also briefed on the close coordination among all the government agencies in maintaining peace in the region, it said.
"He also visited Badami Bagh Cantonment where he was briefed by Lt Gen Bhatt about the Counter Infiltration and Counter Terrorism Grids functional in the Valley," it said, adding that Mitra "appreciated the various measures instituted to strengthen the security posture and the good job being done by all the security forces".
The Vice Chief of Army meanwhile reviewed the prevailing security situation and visited the Formations and Units in North Kashmir.
An official statement said Lt Gen Chand was briefed by the commanders on the ground as regards the operational preparedness as well as the measures taken to meet the security and weather related challenges.
He also interacted with the troops and emphasised on the need for undertaking relentless intelligence-based operations to sustain pressure on the terrorist groups and maintain a high degree of vigil along the LoC to eliminate any infiltration bid.
In 2017, the ceasefire was violated 860 times compared to 228 in 2016 and 152 in 2015.
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