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Strict vigil needed in JK, says Army Commander

Strict vigil needed in JK, says Army Commander
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Jammu: Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said on Friday that a strict vigil should be maintained in the state to counter nefarious designs of anti-national elements a day after three JeM militants were killed in a fierce gunfight in Reasi district of the state.
“All ranks need to remain vigilant to counter the nefarious designs of the inimical and anti-national elements,” he said while interacting with senior officers at the Nagrota military station here.
The Army commander reviewed the operational preparedness and was briefed by Lt Gen Saranjeet Singh, the General Officer Commanding of White Knight Corps, on the security situation in the Corps zone and also on the operations being conducted by the formation, a defence spokesman said.
Lt Gen Ranbir Singh was also briefed on the preparedness of the formations in their respective area of responsibility in light of ceasefire violations, infiltration bids and hinterland security, he said.
The Army commander also interacted with soldiers and complimented them for their dedication to duty and high standard of professionalism, the spokesman said.
Three militants of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) were killed abd 12 security personnel injured on Thursday in an encounter in Reasi district.
The encounter broke out after security forces, comprising CRPF, police and Army personnel, during a cordon and search operation, zeroed in on a location near a house in the district’s Kakriyal area, and surrounded the militants.
The Army Commander later met Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan in Srinagar.
Lt. General Singh briefed Governor about the present security situation in the State and about the yesterday’s operation held at Jhajjar Kotli.
Governor and Lt. General discussed certain important issues relating to effective internal security management in the wake of the fresh terrorist infiltration along the IB. (with PTI inputs)

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