Kashmir unrest: Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag to visit Valley on Friday
Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to review the security situation in the unrest-hit Valley.
New Delhi: Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to review the security situation in the unrest-hit Valley.
Suhag will undertake a one-day visit to Srinagar to review the security situation in the hinterland of the Valley and along the Line of Control, Army sources said. The Army chief will be briefed about the security grid along the Line of Control and anti-militancy operations in the hinterland by senior army officers and local formation commanders, the sources said.
Over 70 people have died and more than 10,000 injured in the clashes followed by the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on 8 July.
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.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Shokbaba forest in the Sumblar area of Bandipora in north Kashmir following inputs about the presence of terrorists, officials said
An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, police said