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Army's northern commander celebrates Diwali with troops on LoC

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The Army's chief Gen celebrated with troops deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) and lauded their unwavering dedication to duty, selfless devotion and high standard of professionalism.

Gen Singh, accompanied by Gen Paramjit Singh, visited forward posts in sector in to convey greetings to the troops on Wednesday, a said.

Amid high alert, jawans and BSF personnel deployed along the LoC and the International Border (IB) lit up the borderline on

The distributed sweets among and (BSF) troops and complimented them for their unwavering dedication to duty, selfless devotion and high standard of professionalism.

The chief appreciated the high morale of the troops who are away from their near and dear ones.

He also complimented soldiers for measures and standard operating procedures instituted by the units and formations in their area of responsibility to minimise the casualties due to ceasefire violations and infiltration bids.

The Army exhorted all ranks to remain vigilant to counter the nefarious designs of anti-national elements and to ensure a robust counter-infiltration and counter-terrorist grid to enable continued peace and stability in the region.

Lt. Gen Y K Joshi, general-officer-commanding of Fire and Fury Corps, interacted with troops deployed in sub-zero temperatures in the rugged and mountainous terrains in Western Ladakh on the Diwali-eve.

Indian and Pakistani armies Tuesday exchanged sweets and greetings on the eve of Diwali along the Line of Control (LoC) in district.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 13:50 IST
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