Army Chief on Kashmir visit, asks troops to be alert to emerging challenges

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Army Chief Gen MM Naravane meeting troops during 2-day Kashmir visit which concluded yesterday

Srinagar (NVI): On a visit to Kashmir, Army Chief General MM Naravane today reviewed the overall situation in the valley and the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan and asked the troops to remain prepared to meet “emerging security challenges effectively”.

Gen Naravane, during the first day of his two-day trip to Jammu and Kashmir, was briefed by the local Army commanders on the existing security situation and the measures being taken to identify and target over ground workers’ (OGWs) network involved in radicalisation and recruitment of youth into terrorist ranks.

He was also apprised of the efforts being made to prevent local recruitment and facilitate surrender of local terrorists.

While interacting with the troops, the Army Chief expressed his appreciation to the jawans and commanders who are relentlessly battling the dual challenges of Pakistan-abetted terror and the global pandemic.

“He further reinforced the need to be prepared to meet emerging security challenges effectively,” said a statement by the Army.

The Army Chief complimented the excellent synergy exhibited by all sections of the Civil administration, Jammu and Kashmir Police, Central Armed Police Forces and other Security agencies in projecting a ‘Whole of Government’ approach that has resulted in improvement in the security situation conducive for fostering a new era of development in the UT.

In the evening, Gen Naravane called on Lt Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan and discussed the emerging challenges and road map for long term peace in J&K.

The LG appreciated the role played by the Indian Army in restoring and preserving peace in the UT and providing aid to the civil authorities against the COVID 19 pandemic.