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Northern Army Commander for round the clock vigil to thwart infiltration bids.

Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Friday visited the forward areas of Kashmir to review the prevailing security situation along the Line of Control.

Accompanied by Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt, the Army Commander visited Uri in Baramulla district, wherein he was briefed on the counter infiltration grid and operational preparedness of the formations.

“The Army Commander was appreciative of the measures and Standard Operating Procedures instituted by the units and formations to meet the challenges posed by the inimical elements,” a defence spokesman said in a statement.

During his interaction with the soldiers, the spokesman said, the General Officer lauded them for their high level of morale and round the clock vigil they maintain to thwart infiltration bids by the militants.

“The army commander exhorted them to continue to work with same zeal and dedication to defeat enemy’s hostile designs so as to maintain a safe, secure and peaceful environment for the people of Kashmir,” the statement said.

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