Army chief Dalbir Singh reviews security situation in Kashmir
Army chief General Dalbir Singh on Friday reviewed the security situation in the unrest-hit Valley, especially in the four worst-affected districts in south Kashmir.
Srinagar: Army chief General Dalbir Singh on Friday reviewed the security situation in the unrest-hit Valley, especially in the four worst-affected districts in south Kashmir.
Gen Singh arrived here on Friday morning and was briefed about the prevailing situation in the Valley by General Officer Commanding of Chinar Corps Lt Gen Satish Dua, defence sources said.
The sources said the army chief visited defence formations in the north and south of the Valley to get first hand account of the situation from the officers on the ground.
"The army chief was informed about the steps to be taken to help the civil administration restore normalcy, particularly in south Kashmir," the sources said.
Gen Singh also visited foward locations along the Line of Control in Kupwara district to review the preparedness of the anti-infiltration grid, they said.
He will call on Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra later before heading back to Delhi.
The police said that one of the militants, identified as Fayaz War, was involved in several attacks and killings of civilians and security personnel. He was the last perpetrator of violence in north Kashmir
As per the Jammu and Kashmir Police, approximately 5 kilograms of explosives have been recovered from the drone.
This comes after army officials revealed that the new modus operandi to indoctrinate and train Kashmiri youth in militancy was to call them through proper visa channels, rather than having them take the risk of crossing the border illegally.