Many may call the visit of Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag in the forward areas as a customary visit, but his words of inspiration did wonders in giving a boost to the morales of the soldiers here. Calling it one of the best armed forces in the world, Singh said that the Indian army has the ability to fight all odds.
He visited the forward areas and reviewed overall security situation prevailing in the Valley. "The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited the forward posts in the Tangdhar and Machhil sectors and the Dagger Division at Baramulla. At each location, the COAS was briefed by the Commanders in the field about the situation along the Line of Control and the hinterland," a defence spokesman said.
The chief is also said to have appreciated the effectiveness of the grid and the high success rate this year in neutralising infiltration attempts, which had contributed significantly towards ensuring a secure environment in Kashmir.
He also took stock of the recoveries of weapons and IEDs made during the counter-insurgency operations.
"The COAS complimented the commanders on the high level of integration achieved with the police and paramilitary forces and expressed his satisfaction with the efforts put in for resource mobilisation, innovative surveillance techniques and other security measures which were showing excellent results," the spokesman said.
The Army chief interacted with troops and expressed his pride at the high state of morale and preparedness by them.