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Northern Army Commander visits Uri, takes stock of security

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:46 IST

The army successfully foiled three infiltration bids along the Line of Control (LoC) in which four terrorist were killed in Naugam sector and eliminated three heavily armed terrorists in the hinterland, on Thursday. The Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General DS Hooda visited the frontier area of Uri and reviewed the security arrangements with the local commanders.

Accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander Lieutenant General Satish Dua, the Northern Army Commander took stock of all measures taken by the army to beat back any misadventure from across the border.

During his interaction with officers and men on ground, he conveyed his compliments for their high levels of operational preparedness, vigil and morale and exhorted them to remain alert for any eventuality.

Lieutenant General Hooda also complimented the troops operating in hinterland for their professionalism which was amply displayed again in the successful foiling of terrorist attack in Baramulla on 3 October, as well as in today's operation in Langate, Kupwara in which three Pakistani terrorists have been eliminated.

Later, both senior officers visited Awantipura based Victor Force Headquarters where Lieutenant General Hooda was briefed by the Kilo and Victor Force Commanders on the security situation in Kashmir.

The Northern Army Commander urged all to sustain the pressure on terrorist groups operating in the Valley and also to continue with the humanitarian initiatives to help the civil administration in alleviating the problems of the people.


First published: 6 October 2016, 7:11 IST