Northern Command chief asks jawans to be battle ready

Army Commander of Northern Command Lt Gen Ranbir Singh interacting with Jawans along LOC on December 4.

Jammu (NVI): In the backdrop of heightened ceasefire violations by Pakistan Army, General Officer-Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, Lt General Ranbir Singh today visited the forward posts in Poonch and Rajouri sectors of Jammu.

Lt Gen Ranbir Singh while interacting with the soldiers, emphasised the need to remain vigilant and battle ready all the time.

He also appreciated the preparedness and high morale of the soldiers and and complimented them for their unwavering dedication to duty, selfless devotion and high standard of professionalism.

During the visit to the sector, Lt Gen Singh was briefed by commanders on ground about the current operational situation, prevailing security scenario and actions taken to meet the challenges of the increased ceasefire violations through aggressive domination of the Line of Control.

The Army Commander was accompanied by the White Knight Corps Commander, Lt Gen Harsha Gupta.

The Army Commander also interacted with the local people at village Seklu in Poonch Sector, where a helicopter had crash landed on 24 Oct 2019 and expressed deep gratitude for their wholehearted assistance in management and speedy evacuation of the injured.

He praised the people for their efforts, which conjointly with the Army has ensured peace and stability in the region.

He also apprised them regarding various initiatives being undertaken in the region for upliftment of the local population and mitigating their day to day problems, the statement said.