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Northern Army commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh meets CM Mehbooba Mufti

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Newly appointed Northern Army commanderLt Gen Ranbir Singh today called on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here today.

During the meeting, the Army Commander briefed the chief minister about the overall security scenario including the implementation of Ramzan ceasefire in the state, an official spokesman said.

"The Chief Minister advised Lt Gen Singh to work in synergy with other security agencies and ensure that maximum relief is extended to people and the hope generated by the ceasefire among common masses is sustained and further carried forward," the spokesman said.

Lt Gen Singh briefed the chief minister about the situation along borders in the state and measures being taken for the safety and security of people, he said.

This was the first meeting of Lt Gen Singh with the chief minister after he took over as the Army Commander of Northern Command.

Earlier, Lt Gen Singh reviewed the overall security scenario in Kashmir.

"The Army Commander was briefed by the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen AK Bhatt, at Badami Bagh Cantonment on the overall security situation and major operational, logistical and administrative aspects pertaining to the Corps," a defence spokesman said.

Lt Gen Singh also visited the forward areas in the frontier district of Kupwara where the Army Commander was briefed by the commanders on ground as regards the operational preparedness.

"During his interaction with the troops, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh lauded their professionalism, sharp vigil along the Line of Control and high morale and exhorted them to remain alert for any eventuality," the spokesman said.

Lt Gen Singh also interacted with various officials from the government and civil administration and appreciated the synergy being maintained through the joint efforts of all the agencies which he said was the most critical aspect of successful counter terrorist operations.

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First Published: Mon, June 04 2018. 21:55 IST