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Northern Army Commander visits forward posts on LoC in Kashmir


SRINAGAR (PTI): Northern Army Commander Lt. Gen. D S Hooda has visited the forward posts on the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir Valley and expressed satisfaction over the robust counter-infiltration grid which led to the killing of ten militants this month.

The Army Commander, who arrived here on a two-day tour on Wednesday, visited a number of posts on the LoC and in the hinterland along with Srinagar-based Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen Subrata Saha, a Defence spokesman said.

He said Lt. Gen. Hooda expressed satisfaction over the robust counter-infiltration grid along the LoC which led to the "neutralisation of ten terrorists this month".

He also appreciated the relentless efforts of the troops on the counter-terrorist grid in the hinterland which had resulted in the killing of one more militant and recovery of a large quantity of arms and ammunition, the spokesman said.

Lt. Gen. Hooda also visited the Field Firing Range in Tosamaidan in central Kashmir and lauded the exemplary work being done by the soldiers in clearing the meadow of dangerous material and bringing succour to the nearby population through 'Mission Falah'.

Lt. Gen. Saha apprised the Army Commander about the numerous humanitarian initiatives being undertaken under 'Mission Falah'.

The spokesman said since the launch of the mission, the Army has conducted three mega medical and three veterinary camps in the area benefiting over 1,100 people, besides following up the treatment of Master Fayaz Parrey, a victim of an accidental blast.

Lt. Gen. Hooda asked the officers of the Chinar Corps to continue to work with the highest dedication and commitment towards national security.

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