Army Chief visits LoC, asks troops not to lower guard despite ceasefire

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Army Chief Gen MM Naravane at LoC today

Srinagar (NVI) Army Chief Gen MM Naravane today visited the formations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir and asked the commanders and troops not to let their guard down even as a border ceasefire with Pakistan is being implemented since February 25.

He told the commanders and troops to remain prepared to meet any emerging security challenges effectively, an official release said.

Gen Naravane, who is on a two-day trip to Kashmir since yesterday, interacted with officers and jawans posted along the LoC and reviewed the security situation at the frontier.

At the LoC, the Army Chief was briefed by local Commanders on the existing security situation and the measures instituted to foil infiltration by terrorists from Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

“While appreciating the current state of peace prevailing along the Line of Control, he cautioned all commanders and troops to not let their guard down and to remain prepared to meet any emerging security challenges effectively,” the release said.

“The COAS interacted with the troops and complimented them for their high morale and the high state of operational preparedness,” an official release said.

The LoC, which has remained volatile for years, has turned peaceful since February 25 after the armies of India and Pakistan agreed to strictly adhere to the border ceasefire of November 2003.

The Army Chief also complimented all Government agencies for their close coordination in maintaining peace in the region and reaching out to the people wholeheartedly to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, it said.