Will visit Udhampur and Chandimandir 01 Oct 2016 | 12:37 PM
NEW DELHI: Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag will review the security along the frontier with Pakistan. He will visit the Northern and Western Command headquarters at Udhampur and Chandimandir, respectively.[ + read story ]
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, October 1
Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag will on Saturday review the security along the frontier with Pakistan.
He will visit the headquarters of the Northern Army Command at Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir and then stop over at the headquarters of the Western Army Command at Chandimandir near Chandigarh.
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The Army chief will review the new patrolling patterns along the 749-kms-long Line of Control (LoC) that separates India and Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir. He is expected to be briefed by Northern Army Commander Lt Gen DS Hooda on the multiple strikes across the LoC. The strikes across locations speared across in an arc of some 250 km were carried out in the wee hours on Thursday.
The chief is likely to meet the troops which carried out the attacks. It’s being seen as a ‘pat on the back’ from the chief.
From Udhampur, he will fly off to Chandigarh in the afternoon and be briefed by Western Army Commander Lt Gen Surinder Singh. Teams from the 2 strike corps at Ambala are expected to be present at the briefing.
The chief is likely to address the issues of evacuations and meet the Punjab government on the issue of evacuating 1,000 villages along the border. The Punjab government had ordered evacuation and also closed school in a radius of 10 km from the border.
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