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Army chief Bipin Rawat reaches Jammu on three-day visit

Army chief Bipin Rawat reaches Jammu on three-day visit

India Blooms News Service | | 05 Jan 2017, 09:02 pm
Srinagar, Jan 5 (IBNS): Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat reached Rajouri district during his three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir which began on Thursday.

He will be visiting Udhampur, Srinagar, Nagrota and Siachen during his tour. 

He will also be visiting formations at Kupwara, Anantnag,Akhnoor and Rajouri where he will be briefed upon the prevailing security situation.

This is the maiden visit of General Rawat to Jammu and Kashmir after taking over as Chief of Army Staff.

General Rawat lauded the role of Northern Command in restoring peace and normalcy during the recent unrest. 

He also commended the soldiers for strongly reciprocating to the unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

General Rawat has said that "Every soldier of our Army plays an important role towards security of the nation. It is the contribution of every soldier that makes the Army efficient and strong.

(reporting by Saleem Iqbal Qadri)

(Image: Wikimedia Commons)