Pallam Raju meets Army commanders
Jammu, May 11: Concluding his three days visit to Jammu, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Defense MM Pallam Raju Wednesday reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir at a high level meeting at the Army’s Northern Command Headquarters at Udhampur, official sources said.
They said the minister visited the Northern Command headquarters this morning to review the prevailing security situation in the state with senior army officers, sources said adding that the minister was briefed about the prevailing security situation both along the Line of Control (LoC) and the hinterland.
The review began with a meeting between Raju and the Northern Command chief, Lt Gen KT Parnaik, at Udhampur, 66 kilometers north of Jammu. This was followed by a meeting with other senior officers of the command.
He was also briefed about infrastructure development projects and various initiatives undertaken by the Army in the state, an official spokesman said adding that the minister expressed his satisfaction at the preparedness of the army.
He enquired about the comfort and welfare of troops and acknowledged the exemplary work being done by all ranks towards ensuring normalcy in J&K, the spokesman added.
Raju, on the concluding day of his three-day visit to the Jammu region, also reviewed the major projects taken up by the Border Roads Organization in remote parts of this mountainous area.
The union minister later flew back to New Delhi, this evening.
He also reviewed project work of the first cable-stayed bridge on river Ravi in Basholi belt of Kathua district ahead of its foundation-stone laying on May 23 by UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Defense Minister A K Antony.
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