Army Chief to visit J&K on Wednesday to take stock of situation

General Singh will be meeting Northern Army commander Lt Gen DS Hooda and other top security officials.

PTI August 16, 2016 22:54:28 IST
Army Chief to visit J&K on Wednesday to take stock of situation

New Delhi: As violence continued in the Kashmir Valley, Army chief General Dalbir Suhag will visit
Jammu on Wednesday to take stock of the situation.

Army Chief to visit JK on Wednesday to take stock of situation

General Dalbir Singh. Image courtesy PIB

Incidentally, Eastern Command chief Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi, who is slated to be the next Army chief, will also be
present in Jammu on Wednesday.

Defence sources said Lt Gen Bakshi will be there to participate in a regimental ceremony but could take part in
the review meeting.

General Singh will be meeting Northern Army commander Lt Gen DS Hooda and other top security officials.

Five persons were killed and several others injured in security forces action against stone-pelting protesters in
Budgam and Anantnag districts of Kashmir on Tuesday where normal life remained paralysed for the 39th consecutive day due to curfew, restrictions and separatist-sponsored strike.

With the fresh deaths, the toll in the ongoing unrest which began after the killing of militant commander Burhan
Wani in an encounter has now gone up to 63.

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