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Army Chief to review security along LoC, meet soldiers who carried out surgical strike

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:47 IST

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh will visit Army's Northern Command in Jammu and Kashmir on 1 October to review the security situation after the surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC.

General Singh is expected to arrive at the Northern Command headquarters in Udhampur this morning and will review security and border situation in the state.

Also Read: Surgical Strike: No Indian casualty during the operation across the LoC, says Army

The Army Chief complimented all ranks of Northern Command for successfully conducting the surgical strike in which significant casualties were inflicted on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from PoK.

Meanwhile, the evacuation of villagers in the Jammu and Kashmir's Samba region continues, with thousands of people being relocated to a safer place in the event of possible retaliatory attacks from across the border.

Also Read: India on high alert in wake of surgical strike along LoC

The state government has set up make shift tent camps and arranged food facilities for the dislocated.

Apart from the Kashmir Valley, border areas like, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat are on alert with the Border Security Force (BSF) deploying its units along the International Border as a preemptive measure.

The BSF has restricted all civilian movement along borders with Pakistan and has also been asked by the Centre to provide manpower to the local administration for evacuation of people from border villages to safer locations.

-ANI

First published: 1 October 2016, 8:46 IST
 
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