Rawat reviews Valley situation

Rawat reviews Valley situation

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday reviewed the prevailing situation in Kashmir and along the Line of Control (LoC) with field commanders.

Rawat, who arrived here for a one-day visit, was briefed by senior army commanders on the prevailing security situation and the recent operations conducted by the security forces.

“He was also briefed about the situation along the LoC in the wake of reports of activity at infiltration launch pads on the other side of the border,” they said. Later, Rawat held a security review meeting at the Chinar Corps headquarters here, where he underlined the need to maintain high vigil.

The army chief’s visit to Kashmir came on the day the LoC witnessed a flare-up again, with troops exchanging fire since morning. Last month, during his two-day visit to the Valley, the general had expressed worry over the rising casualties of soldiers.

Meanwhile, the army has released a list of the 12 most wanted militants in Kashmir. The list figures names like Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Abu Dujana, Hizbul commanders Zakir Musa and Reyaz Naikoo (alias Zubair). Naikoo is likely to be the next Hizbul commander of Kashmir after the killing of Sabzar Bhat by security forces last week.

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