The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh arrived here on Thursday to review the prevailing security situation in Kashmir.
In a statement here an Army spokesman said Lt Gen Singh accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt visited the hinterland formations and units both in north and south Kashmir, and were briefed by the commanders on ground about the current situation.
He also visited the Srinagar transit camp wherein he was apprised about the security and administrative aspects for the transient army personnel in the Valley.
"The Army Commander complimented the troops for their recent successes and commended them for their dedication to duty and high standards of professionalism. He was appreciative of the measures and standard operating procedures instituted by the units and formations to minimise civilian causalities. The need to be prepared for meeting the security challenges effectively was also reinforced. Lauding the excellent synergy amongst all the security forces, he exhorted all ranks to maintain a safe, secure and peaceful environment for the people of the Kashmir," the spokesman added.