Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat today visited the frontier areas in North Kashmir, and interacted with commanders and troops deployed along the Line of Control (LoC).
Gen Rawat's visit comes a day after the bodies of two soldiers - Naib Subedar Paramjeet Singh of the 22 Sikh Infantry and Head Constable Prem Sagar of the 200th Battalion of the Border Security Force - were mutilated by a Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT) at the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.
Accompanied by Northern Army and Chinar Corps Commanders, the Army Chief was today briefed by Formation Commanders on the security situation on the border, and on measures instituted to strengthen the security posture - besides overall operational and logistical preparedness.
Army Chief Gen Rawat impressed upon all to remain vigilant and thwart any misadventure from across the LoC - especially now, as the summer sets in.
During his interaction with troops, Gen Rawat reassured them that the entire nation stood behind its soldiers in their brave endeavours to safeguard the country's sovereignty and integrity, and maintain peace in the Valley.