Northern army commander visits LoC

Accompanied by White Knight Corps commander, lieutenant general Paramjit Singh, the northern commander’s Wednesday visit came as Pakistan fired mortar shells across the LoC and a Pakistan fighter jet entered Indian territory, they said in a statement.

During the visit, Singh was briefed by the commanders on ground about the operational situation, prevailing security scenario and preparedness of the army formations, the statement read.

He was also briefed on the actions taken to meet the challenges of increased ceasefire violations through superior and aggressive domination of LoC being exercised by the troops and defensive measures put in place to thwart the nefarious designs of the adversary, the officials said.

Singh also interacted with the soldiers and complimented them for their “unwavering dedication to duty, selfless devotion and high standard of professionalism.”

He was appreciative of the measures and standard operating procedures instituted by the units and formations in their area of responsibility to minimise the casualties due to cease fire violations and infiltration bids, the officials said.