De­fence Min­is­ter re­views se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion in Val­ley

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The De­fence Min­is­ter Nir­mala Sithara­man vis­ited the Chi­nar Corps in Jammu and Kash­mir (J&K) and re­viewed the over­all se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion pre­vail­ing in the Val­ley. Ac­com­pa­nied by the Chief of the Army Staff Gen­eral Bipin Rawat, the Min­is­ter was re­ceived by North­ern Army Com­man­der Lt Gen­eral D. Anbu and the Chi­nar Corps Com­man­der Lt Gen­eral J.S. Sandhu. She vis­ited the for­ward ar­eas and was briefed about the ro­bust counter-in­fil­tra­tion pos­ture along the Line of Con­trol. The De­fence Min­is­ter was sub­se­quently briefed by the Army Com­man­der in Badami Bagh Can­ton­ment on the pre­vail­ing se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion in J&K and was given an overview of the counter-in­fil­tra­tion and counter-ter­ror­ist op­er­a­tions un­der­taken in the re­cent past.

She ap­pre­ci­ated the ef­fec­tive­ness of the in­tel­li­gence and op­er­a­tional grids and com­mended the troops for the ex­cel­lent op­er­a­tional suc­cesses, which had con­trib­uted sig­nif­i­cantly to­wards a se­cure en­vi­ron­ment in the State.

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