To ensure incident free Lok Sabha polls, Northern Army commander Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, visited forward posts and hinterland in Rajouri and Reasi sectors respectively to review the operational preparedness and the prevalent security situation.
Official said that Lt Gen Singh, accompanied by the White Knight Corps Commander, Lieutenant General Paramjit Singh was briefed about the current operational situation on the Line of Control, ceasefire violations, preparedness for strong and speedy response to enemy actions at the line of control.
The Army Commander was also updated on the measures being undertaken to ensure secure environment in the region for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.
He also got first hand information on actions being taken to ensure a robust counter infiltration grid and use of new generation technology for enhancing operational capability.
The visit came at the time when tensions have escalated between India and Pakistan at Line of Control with continual exchange of fire, which has resulted in killing of two soldiers since Tuesday.
The Army Commander complemented the synergy between Army, Jammu and Kashmir Police, Central Armed Police Forces and the Civil Administration in maintaining peace and stability in the hinterland.
“Interacting with the soldiers, General Singh complimented them for their unwavering dedication to duty, selfless devotion and high standard of professionalism,” said Jammu based defence spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand.