General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GoC-in-C) Northern Command Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh on Thursday reviewed the security situation and operational preparedness of soldiers in Kishtwar and Suigarh sectors.Defence ministry spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand said Gen Ranbir Singh, accompanied by the White Knight Corps Commander, Lieutenant General Paramjit Singh, visited hinterland posts of Kishtwar and Suigarh sector to review the operational preparedness.During the visit to the sectors, the Army Commander was briefed by officers, the spokesman said. He was updated by the White Knight Corps Commander on current internal security situation in the Kishtwar region and measures taken by the Army and the civil administration for controlling the situation.
The Army Commander also interacted with Civil Administration Officials at Kishtwar who briefed on the internal security situation in the region, the spokesman said. The Army Commander expressed his condolences to the bereaved families and lauded the role played by the leaders of the region, elders, local populace and joint efforts of all security forces that help in maintaining peace in Kishtwar and adjoining areas, said the spokesman."The Army Commander was also briefed on the actions being taken to ensure a robust counter-terrorist grid to ensure peace and stability in the region.He also interacted with the soldiers and complimented them for their professionalism, he said.The need to be prepared for effectively meeting emerging security challenges was also reinforced by the Army Commander during his interaction, said the spokesman.