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General Rawat arrives in Udhampur on a three-day tour

Updated: Jan 05, 2017 19:01 IST

Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir)[India], Jan. 5 (ANI): Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday arrived in Udhampur on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir starting from today.

He will be visiting Udhampur, Srinagar, Nagrota and Siachen during his tour.

He will also be visiting formations at Kupwara, Anantnag, Akhnoor and Rajouri where he will be briefed upon the prevailing security situation and will interact with officers and men.

General Rawat lauded the role of Northern Command in restoring peace and normalcy during the recent unrest. He also commended the soldiers for strongly reciprocating to the unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

"'Every soldier of our Army plays an important role towards security of the nation because it is the contribution of every soldier that makes the Army efficient and strong," he said.

The visit assumes importance as Northern Command is the first place where General Rawat is visiting after taking over as Army Chief. He emphasised that we need to evolve a dynamic strategy to handle the proxy war and defeat enemy's nefarious designs.(ANI)

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