Gen Ranbir visits forward areas in Akhnoor, Poonch

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 8/24/2019 12:14:19 AM

Reviews security, counter-infiltration strategies

JAMMU, Aug 23: The Northern Army commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh Friday visited forward bases in Poonch and Akhnoor sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) and reviewed counter-infiltration strategies put in place.
The visit by General Officer Commanding, Northern Command has assumed significance as it comes in the wake of nearly a dozen ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC in the twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch over the past week that left three soldiers killed and a civilian dead.
Lt Gen Ranbir Singh expressed satisfaction at the measures adopted by the forces to counter infiltration. He was accompanied by White Knight Corps Commander Lt Gen Paramjit Singh during the visit, a defence spokesman said.
“The Army commander expressed satisfaction on measures adopted to strengthen counter-infiltration posture with increased alertness and use of high-end technology. He also appreciated the aggressive domination of LoC adopted to give befitting response to adversary's ceasefire violations and tactical actions,” the spokesman said.
He said the Commander was also briefed on 'Mission Reach Out', an initiative undertaken to bring normalcy to the region.
Lt Gen Ranbir Singh appreciated the coordination between the Army, civil administration and the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), and complemented the troops for bringing the situation in the districts of Poonch, Rajouri and Reasi back to normal.



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