Rajnath Singh reviews security in Kashmir on his maiden visit as Defence Minister

Rajnath Singh reviews security in Kashmir on his  maiden visit as Defence Minister
File Photo of Rajnath Singh

After assuming charge as the Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh onMonday visited the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday to review the prevailing securitysituation.

Singh, according to a defence spokesman, visited the Siachen area inthe morning and arrived in Srinagar by afternoon.

He was accompanied by the COAS General Bipin Rawat and Lt Gen RanbirSingh, Northern Army Commander.

They were received by Lt Gen KJS Dhillon, Chinar Corps Commander inSrinagar, said the spokesman.

Singh was briefed in detail about the situation on the Line ofControl, hinterland and the successful counter-militancy operations, he said.

The Defence Minister, he added, was also apprised of the greatsynergy and the close coordination amongst all the government agencies towardsbringing back normalcy in the region and about the preparations in place forsmooth conduct of the upcoming Amarnath Yatra.

"Lauding the valour, sacrifice and patriotic fervour of every soldier serving in these challenging situations for national integrity, Rajnath Singh said that the country was proud of its soldiers," said the spokesman.

He urged all to continue the good that they were doing and ensuresafety of the innocent people while dealing firmly with the inimical elements.

He also impressed upon the commanders to maintain strict vigil alongthe Line of Control and remain prepared to give a befitting reply to anymisadventure from across the border.

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