Maintain high vigil along LoC: Army chief Bipin Rawat to troops

In the aftermath of avalanches claiming lives of 20 soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday asked the troops to take necessary precautions to avoid such losses while stressing the need to maintain high degree of vigil along the LoC.

General Rawat, who visited the forward areas of snow-bound north Kashmir along with Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D Anbu and Corps Commander of Srinagar-based 15 corps Lt Gen J S Sandhu, also reviewed the overall security situation in the Valley, a defence spokesman said.

He said the Army Chief arrived in Srinagar yesterday and was briefed by Lt Gen Sandhu on security as also the measures to meet the challenges posed by weather which were highlighted in the recent incidents of avalanches in the higher reaches of north Kashmir.

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