Army Chief to arrive in J&K to review security

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Jammu, Apr 20: In his first visit to Jammu Kashmir after coming to office, Army Chief General V K Singh will review the security situation and visit the forward areas to assess the counter-infiltration measures.

A senior Army official said that the Army Chief would be briefed about the security situation at Leh-based 14 Corps headquarters and then later at 15-Crops headquarters in Srinagar.

The Army chief will also be briefed about the anti-terrorism operations and cross-border infiltration, the official said.

During his three-day-visit, Singh will hold discussion with the Northern Command chief Lt Gen B S Jaswal at the Northern Command headquarter at Udhampur.

A visit to 16 Corps headquarters at Nagrota in Jammu and forward areas in Poonch, Mendhar and Akhnoor to have an on-the-spot assessment of cross-infiltration measures and border situation figures in the Army Chief's list of plans.

The official said that before leaving for New Delhi on Apr 22, Singh is scheduled to meet Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and he will hold discussion with them on the security situation, infiltration and other issues.

The official said that Singh, who is scheduled to arrive in Leh on Apr 20, will be accompanied by his wife Bharti.

He added that the Army Chief had left a deep impact on army's modus operandi during his long tenure in the valley.

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