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Army chief reviews situation in forward locations along LOC in Poonch

Last Updated on July 3, 2024 at 5:09 pm

Army chief General Upendra Dwivedi on Wednesday reviewed the security situation along the Line of Control (LOC) in Poonch of the Jammu region.

General Dwivedi was accompanied by the Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Suchindra Kumar and General Officer Commanding of the White Knight Corps Lt Gen Navin Sachdeva.

The Army chief visited the forward locations of White Knight Corps and reviewed the security situation along the LOC, said a defence spokesman.

He was briefed on the operational preparedness by the Commanders on ground. The Army chief lauded all ranks for maintaining high standards of professionalism and exhorted them to remain steadfast to meet all current and emerging #security challenges.

General Dwivedi, who assumed charge as the 30th chief of the Indian Army on 30 June, reached Jammu on Wednesday morning and flew to the border district of Poonch.

The Army chief’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir assumes significance in view of the ongoing Amarnath Yatra and anti-terrorist operations in the Jammu region to counter attempts by terror handlers to spread their activities to the area.

the army chief chaired a meeting of field commanders in Poonch before taking an aerial review of forward areas, they said.

The chief of Army staff also interacted with some ex-servicemen at 93 Infantry Brigade.
General Dwivedi, who had served as the general officer commanding-in-chief of Northern Command from 2022-24, later flew back to Jammu. He is scheduled to return to Delhi on Wednesday evening, they said.