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Army chief appeals for peace in Kashmir

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Srinagar: Indian army chief, Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag, who visited Kashmir Valley on Tuesday to review the security situation, appealed to people to help restore peace and tranquility.

Army chief, Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag visited the Valley to review the security situation in the state after the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani, a defence spokesman said.

“At Badamibagh headquarters of Chinar Corps in Srinagar, he made an earnest appeal to the people to eschew violence and help restore peace and calm at the earliest,” he said.

The spokesman said that Northern Army commander, Lt. Gen. D.S. Hooda, and Chinar Corps commander, Lt. Gen. S.K. Dua accompanied the army chief during his visit to line of control formations and units in north Kashmir where he was briefed on the operational preparedness.

“Commending the alertness of all troops deployed along the line of control in foiling the nefarious designs of inimical forces, Gen. Dalbir Singh paid stress on the need to continue high degree of vigil and operational focus.

“The chief also visited the Victor Force Headquarters at Awantipura where he was apprised of the latest situation in south Kashmir.

“He appreciated the professionalism with which the troops had been operating in full synergy with other security and civil agencies to keep the situation under control.

“He impressed upon everyone to uphold human rights and exercise maximum possible restraint while dealing with the protesting mobs,” the spokesman added.

IANS

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