Kashmir: Army Commander asks troops to continue using ‘minimum force’ during counter-terror Ops

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Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi in Kashmir

Srinagar: Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi today reviewed the security situation in Kashmir valley during a visit here and reiterated the credo of using ‘minimum force and just conduct’ by soldiers involved in counter-terrorist operations.

Gen Dwivedi arrived here yesterday on a three-day visit to Kashmir Valley.

The Army Commander was briefed by Lt Gen DP Pandey, General Officer Commanding Chinar Corps, on the prevalent security situation and measures instituted to counter adversaries’ design.

He lauded the strong counter infiltration grid along the Line of Control with Pakistan.

Gen Dwivedi visited Rashtriya Rifles formations in the hinterland to review the overall security scenario in the Kashmir Valley, the Defence Ministry spokesman said.

He also visited a Rashtriya Rifles unit conducting Counter Terrorist operations.

“He appreciated the recent success in operations where the troops successfully eliminated some hardcore terrorists including Pakistani terrorists with minimal collateral damage and no loss of any civilian life,” the spokesman said.

The Army Commander also appreciated the efforts at breaking the cycle of violence for sustainable peace and stability in Kashmir, the spokesman said.

He was appreciative of the excellent soldier–citizen connect activities, which have resulted in overall reduction in the terrorist recruitments.