Soldiers beheaded on LoC: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat visits border, asks troops to be alert

Srinagar: A day after the Pakistani attack, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday visited the forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir and asked the troops to remain alert and thwart "any misadventure" from across the border.

File photo of General Bipin Rawat. PTI

File photo of General Bipin Rawat. PTI

During his interaction with the troops, he reassured them that the entire nation stands behind its soldiers in their "brave endeavours to safeguard the country's sovereignty and integrity and maintaining peace" in the Valley.

The army chief, who was on a two-day visit to Kashmir since Monday, was accompanied by Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D Anbu and Srinagar-based Corps Commander Lt Gen J S Sandhu.

"The army chief was briefed by formation commanders on the security situation on the border and measures instituted to strengthen the security posture beside overall operational and logistical preparedness," an army official said.

He said Gen Rawat impressed upon the troops to remain vigilant and thwart "any misadventure from across especially now as the summer sets in" and snow will melt on the mountain passes.

An army soldier and a BSF head constable were killed and their bodies mutilated on Monday after special forces of Pakistan army sneaked about 250 metres across the LoC into Indian territory to carry out the ambush in Poonch district which falls in Jammu province.

General Rawat visited Panzgam garrison on Monday and was briefed on the encounter with terrorists which took place on 27 April.

Three armymen, including a young officer, were killed and five other soldiers were injured while two militants were also eliminated in the incident.

Updated Date: May 02, 2017 21:01 PM

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