Defense spokesman Thursday said that concerted and relentless efforts by the Army were bringing a palpable change in Kashmir.
"Army is taking conscious steps to reach out to the Awaam. These footprints have become a medium to interact with the village elders, youths and children and assure them of all assistance to restore normalcy and encourage the children to join schools at the earliest," a statement reads.
Meanwhile, Army today paid homage to Havaldar Madan Lal, who laid down his life while foiling an infiltration bid in Nowgam sector of north Kashmir.
Lal led his team in the operation that foiled an infiltration bid on Tuesday.
At a wreath laying ceremony at Badami Bagh Cantonment, Srinagar, Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen Satish Dua and other Army personnel paid rich tributes to the 37-year-old martyr from the Dogra Regiment,
an Army officer of Northern Command said here.
Madan Lal, who hailed from Gharota village in Pathankot, is survived by his wife Bhawna Devi and two children – a six-year-old daughter and a two-year-old son.