Give befitting reply to Pakistan, Northern Army Chief tells troops

Northern Army Commander, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh interacting with soldiers on November 19.

Srinagar (NVI): Amid a substantial increase in ceasefire violations by Pakistan ever since August 5 scrapping of special status of Jammu and Kashmir, Northern Army chief Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Tuesday reviewed the security situation along Line of Control and directed the troops to “sensibly and vigilantly” give a befitting reply to “enemy”.

“Ceasefire violations will go on, avalanches will take place and there will also be attempt of infiltration but you (soldiers) have to be alert and vigilant and take steps sensibly and foil any attempt of the enemy,” Lt Gen Singh told the troops.

He lauded the soldiers for being alert, vigilant and foiling enemy’s misadventures like ceasefire violations and infiltration along the Line of Control.  He also praised them for carrying out their duties braving natural challenges like difficult terrain, snow and avalanches.

Accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen KJS Dhillon, the Army Commander also visited the formations and units along the Line of Control and the hinterland formations in North Kashmir, an official statement said.

He also urged the soldiers to continue with the vigil and give a befitting response to any misadventure from across.

Lauding the excellent synergy amongst all security forces, he exhorted all ranks to continue carrying out their task in a professional manner for creating a secure and peaceful environment for the Awaam of Kashmir.

Lt Gen Singh was briefed by the commanders on ground about the current situation.

During his visit he also met Director General of Police Dilbag Singh and heads of other security agencies.

He appreciated the joint efforts of all the agencies which were critical to successful counter terrorist operations.

He exhorted all to safeguard and keep the security and interests of the common people in mind while working in close coordination with all security agencies and civil administration.