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Army Chief to visit Valley today to review security situation

Indian army soldiers keep guard on top of a shop along a highway on the outskirts of Srinagar, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
Indian army soldiers keep guard on top of a shop along a highway on the outskirts of Srinagar, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Srinagar [India]: Army Chief General Dalbir Singh will visit Army’s Northern Command in Jammu and Kashmir today 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.

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.

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)

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