Thursday, December 11, 2014

Defence Minister Visits 15 'Chinar' Corps In Srinagar

The Raksha Mantri, Shri Manohar Parrikar, visited the Chinar Corps today to review the overall security situation prevailing in the Valley.

On arrival at Srinagar, the Raksha Mantri was received by Gen Dalbir Singh, the COAS, Lt Gen DS Hooda, Northern Army Commander and Lt Gen Subrata Saha, the Chinar Corps Commander. The Minister visited the War Memorial of the Chinar Corps and paid tributes to the martyrs by laying the wreath at the Memorial. The Raksha Mantri was briefed on the prevailing security situation in Jammu and Kashmir. The Minister was apprised about the robust Counter Infiltration grid along the Line of Control and the Counter Terrorist grid in the hinterland established by Army. The Raksha Mantri was also given an overview of the Counter Infiltration and Counter Terrorist Operations undertaken by the Corps in the recent past. He appreciated the effectiveness of the intelligence and operational grid and the much higher success rate this year, in neutralizing infiltration attempts, which had contributed significantly towards a secure environment in the State. The Raksha Mantri inspected the weapons, ammunition and war like stores recovered during the recent operations and complimented the commanders for the high level of integration achieved with the JKP and CAPF, the manner in which Army coordinated the application of security resources during elections and assisted the CAPF that were inducted into the Valley.

After addressing all ranks of the Corps, the Raksha Mantri interacted at length with the soldiers and complimented them on the high state of morale and operational preparedness. He lauded the Army personnel for their selfless service towards the National Security. He assured that the Nation stood behind them and would support them in all their endeavors.

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