Armed forces fulfilling their duty in J-K, says General V.K.Singh

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Bangalore, Aug.12 (ANI): Army Chief General V.K Singh on Thursday said that the armed forces were fulfilling their duty in Jammu and Kashmir.

"As far as the army is concerned, it is doing its job. Rest all political issues are being discussed in the Parliament, and, I have complete confidence on the experienced and far-sighted leaders. Whatever decision they will take, will be good," said General V.K Singh

General Singh was interacting with media persons on the sidelines of an event in Bangalore city.

He also revealed the army's role in restoring normalcy in flood-ravaged region Ladakh.

"In Leh, the army is working a lot. You know, whatever work is happening there, the Army and Air Force are working together to fix everything. We hope to do everything to bring normalcy there," said Singh.

Ladakh has been ravaged by flash floods caused by a sudden cloudburst on Friday (August 6) so far claimed more than 170 lives have been lost, and injured run into hundreds. Around 500 persons are reportedly still missing.

More than 7,000 soldiers are conducting rescue and relief operations in the region.

Helicopters of the Indian Air Force have dropped and distributed food, drinking water, and other aid materials to remote villages that have been completely cut off from the rest of the state. (ANI)

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