Army Chief General MM Naravane today urged the troops deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kashmir Valley to remain alert and be prepared to meet any emerging security challenge.
He arrived on his maiden visit to Kashmir on Tuesday after taking over as the Army Chief, visited the formations and units deployed along the LoC today.
"The Chief of Army Staff was briefed by the local commanders on the situation on the Line of Control, ceasefire violations, our retaliations, counter infiltration operations and operational preparedness being maintained," a defence spokesman said.
The Chief of Army Staff was accompanied by Northern Army Commander Lt Gen YK Joshi and Chinar Corps Commander Lt General KJS Dhillon.
He urged the soldiers to remain alert for any eventuality and reinforced the need to be prepared to meet emerging security challenges effectively at all times.
"During his interaction with the soldiers on snow-clad heights, Gen Naravane was appreciative of the sharp vigil and alertness along the Line of Control and high morale of the troops," the spokesman said.
MM Naravane was earlier briefed by the Chinar Corps Commander at the Badami Bagh Cantonment here on the overall situation pertaining to the LoC and the hinterland.
The Army Chief also interacted with senior officials of the Jammu and Kashmir administration and security forces.