Army Commander reviews security at LoC with Pakistan

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Northern Army Commander's visit to LoC today
Jammu: With snow expected to melt on the mountain passes along the Line of Control (LoC) to allow easier infiltration, India’s Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi today undertook a visit to various forward areas to review the security situation and operational preparedness of the forces.
He visited the forward areas in Rajouri, Bhimber Gali and Poonch sectors, according to Defence Ministry spokesperson.
The Army commander was briefed on the security situation by field commanders along the Line of Control, the spokesperson said in a statement here.
“He reviewed the development of defence infrastructure and operational preparedness undertaken despite challenging terrain and weather conditions in the region,” the statement said.
The timing of the visit is crucial as snow is expected to melt on the mountains along the LoC, which traditionally facilitates easier infiltration of terrorists from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
The Indian Army has set up multi-layered barriers to thwart the infiltration.
The Army Commander interacted with all ranks and appreciated the professionalism and operational response towards the evolving threat matrix, the statement added.
The Army Commander commended all Ranks for their dedication and complimented the soldiers for their relentless efforts in pursuit of peace and stability along with assisting the local population.