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Sensitise Valley youth to eschew violence to usher in peace: Gen Dalbir Singh to troops

Updated: Sep 09, 2016 18:55 IST

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Sept. 9 (ANI): Chief of the Army Staff General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Friday directed everyone to ensure strict vigil along the Line of Control and urged the troops to sensitise the people, especially the youth, to eschew violence to usher in peace at the earliest.

The Army Chief reinforced the need to synergise efforts with all the other stakeholders and assured all support for bringing in normalcy, particularly in South Kashmir.

The Army Chief, who reviewed the security situation and collaborative measures of security forces towards ensuring peace and tranquillity in the region, appreciated various humanitarian initiatives taken by the troops to bring succour to the affected locals due to the ongoing unrest, and exhorted them to sustain this positive engagement with the 'Awaam'.

General Dalbir Singh, who was accompanied by Northern Army Commander Lt. Gen. D.S. Hooda and the Chinar Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Satish Dua, visited Line of Control (LoC) formations and units in north and south Kashmir and commended all ranks of the Chinar Corps for their operational preparedness and commitment to the cause of national security.

Later, he visited Badami Bagh Cantt., where he was briefed by the Chinar Corps Commander on numerous initiatives undertaken by the army all across the Valley to bring about peace.

The Army Chief also interacted with Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police K. Rajendra Kumar and briefed Governor N.N. Vohra over the prevailing situation and initiatives taken to manage the situation. (ANI)