Asserting that the enemy will continue to violate the ceasefire on the line of control and will continue to attempt infiltration, the Northern Army commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Tuesday called on the troops on the Line of Control to be extra vigilant.
“Ceasefire violations (from Pakistan) will continue, the enemy will try to push in infiltrators, but you will have to continue believing in yourself and be alert all the time, take decisions wisely wherever required and the enemy will never succeed”, Gen Singh told troops while visiting the Line of Control in Kashmir today.
He also asked troops to be vigilant of the snow avalanches that will continue to hit the upper reaches of the valley that are experiencing heavy snowfall.
Lt Gen Ranbir Singh is on a visit to Kashmir Valley to review the prevailing security situation in the region. He was accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen KJS Dhillon. The Army Commander visited the formations and units along the Line of Control and the hinterland formations in North Kashmir. He was briefed by the commanders on the ground about the current situation.
#LtGenRanbirSingh,#ArmyCdrNC visited formations along LC in #NorthKashmir & hinterland; reviewed prevailing security situation & operational preparedness. #ArmyCdr met #DGP,J&K & heads of security agencies; appreciated synergy & complimeted SF on success in joint ops.@adgpi pic.twitter.com/zZDL8wNrCz— NorthernComd.IA (@NorthernComd_IA) November 19, 2019
The Army commander conveyed his appreciation to all the soldiers for their steadfastness and successful conduct of operations, which were reflective of their commitment and selfless dedication. He also urged them to continue with the vigil and give a befitting response to any misadventure from across the border. Lauding the excellent synergy amongst all the security forces, Singh exhorted all ranks to continue carrying out their tasks in a professional manner for creating a secure and peaceful environment for the "awaam (people) of Kashmir''.
Later in the afternoon, the Army Commander met the Director-General of Police Dilbag Singh and heads of other security agencies. He appreciated the joint efforts of all the agencies which were critical to successful counter-terrorist operations. He exhorted all to safeguard and keep the security and interests of the common people in mind while working in close coordination with all security agencies and civil administration. With upper reaches of Kashmir valley witnessing heavy snowfall, the challenges posed by snow avalanches have increased manifolds. On Monday, four soldiers of the army and two porters were killed in the line of duty at Siachen glacier when a patrol team of eight members was hit by a snow avalanche.