Army chief asks troops to be alert on LoC

Updated: Nov 16, 2016, 11:05 IST | Agencies

Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag yesterday reviewed security situation along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir and asked the troops to be alert against any inimical activity, in the wake of heightened tension in Indo-Pak ties

Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag asked the troops to be aggressive. File pic
Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag asked the troops to be aggressive. File pic

Jammu: Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag yesterday reviewed security situation along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir and asked the troops to be alert against any inimical activity, in the wake of heightened tension in Indo-Pak ties.

“The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh visited Headquarters Northern Command at Udhampur today", a senior Army officer said. The visit comes a day after Pakistan said the Indian army killed seven of its soldiers in shelling.

Gen Suhag exhorted the troops to be alert against any inimical designs and be aggressive in their approach. The General interacted with the Formation Commanders and reviewed the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) as well as internal security situation in the Command theatre, he said.

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