General Officer Commanding in Chief (GOC) Northern Command, Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh visited the hinterland posts of Kishtwar and Suigarh sector to review the operational preparedness and the prevailing security situation, accompanied by the White Knight Corps Commander, Lieutenant General Paramjit Singh.
During the visit, the Army Commander was briefed by the commanders on the ground about the current operational and prevailing hinterland security situation and the preparedness of the formations in dealing with the same. He was also updated by the White Knight Corps Commander on the current internal security situation in the Kishtwar region and measures undertaken by the Army and civil administration for controlling the situation.
While interacting with the Civil Administration Officials at Kishtwar, he was briefed on the Internal Security Situation in the region after the killing of Jammu and Kashmir secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party, Anil Parihar and his brother Ajeet Parihar on November 1.
Lt. Gen. Singh also expressed his condolences to the bereaved families and lauded the role played by the leaders, locals, and security forces for their efforts to maintain peace in Kishtwar and adjoining areas. He was also briefed on the actions being taken to ensure a robust counter-terrorist grid to maintain peace and stability in the region.
The Army Commander also interacted with the soldiers and praised them for their dedication and service. He also reinforced the need to be prepared for effectively meeting emerging security challenges. He exhorted all ranks on the need to remain vigilant to counter the nefarious designs of the inimical and anti-national elements.
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