General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff and Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command visited White Knight Corps to review the operational preparedness of the forces in the Corps Zone in view of the current situation along LoC and IB.
During the visit to the Corps Headquarters, the COAS was briefed and updated by Lt Gen Paramjit Singh, GOC, White Knight Corps about the current operational
situation, prevailing security scenario and the preparedness of the formation.
The COAS was also briefed on the actions taken to meet the challenges of increased ceasefire violations and measures put in place to thwart the nefarious designs of the adversary. The COAS was also briefed on the measures reinforced in hinterland in the Area of Responsibility towards ensuring peace and stability.
The COAS commended all soldiers for their unwavering dedication to duty, selfless devotion and high standard of professionalism.
He was appreciative of the measures and standard operating procedures instituted by the units and formations in the Corps Zone to minimise the casualties due to cease fire violations and infiltration bids.
The need to be prepared for effectively meeting current emerging security challenges was also reinforced. He exhorted all soldiers on the need to remain vigilant to counter the nefarious designs of the enemy and anti - national elements. The COAS appreciated the preparedness and the high morale of the White Knight Corps.
Amid high tension along the LoC, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh accompanied by the White Knight Corps Commander, Lt Gen Paramjit Singh also visited forward posts in Rajouri Sector to review the operational preparedness on Thursday.
The year 2018 had witnessed the highest number of ceasefire violation, numbering 2,936 by Pakistani troops, in the last 15 years.
Pakistan continues to violate the 2003 ceasefire agreement with India despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the pact during flag meetings between the two sides.
(With inputs from PTI)