Srinagar. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Manoj Mukund Naravane has reviewed prevailing security situation in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on his two-day visit to the area beginning June 2.
On his arrival at Srinagar, Indian Army Chief accompanied by Lt Gen YK Joshi, the Northern Army Commander and Lt Gen DP Pandey, Chinar Corps Commander visited units and formations in the hinterland where he was briefed by the local commanders on the existing security situation and the measures being taken to identify and target over ground workers’ (OGWs) network involved in radicalisation and recruitment of youth into terrorist ranks.
The Army Commanders also discussed with General Naravane the efforts being taken to prevent recruitment and facilitate surrender of local terrorists.
While interacting with troops, the COAS expressed his appreciation to the jawans and commanders who are relentlessly battling the dual challenges of Pakistan abetted terror and the global pandemic.
He further reinforced the need to be prepared to meet emerging security challenges effectively. Later, the Army Chief was briefed by the Chinar Corps Commander on the overall situation pertaining to the Line of Control (LoC) and the hinterland.
General Naravane also complimented the excellent synergy exhibited by all sections of the civil administration, Jammu and Kashmir Police, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and other security agencies in projecting a ‘Whole of Government’ approach that has resulted in the improvement of security situation conducive for fostering a new era of development in the UT.
Later, the COAS called on Lt Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan and discussed the emerging challenges and roadmap for long term peace in J&K. The LG appreciated the role played by the Indian Army in restoring and preserving peace in the Union Territory and providing aid to the civil authorities against the COVID 19 pandemic.