Northern Army Commander, Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi, AVSM arrived in Srinagar on three days visit to Kashmir from 15 to 17 Jun 2022. He would be visiting forward posts on the Line of Control and the hinterland to review the overall security situation in the Kashmir Valley.
During the day, the Army Commander addressed the media on the contours of the reformative AGNIPATH scheme of Government. He highlighted the importance of the scheme and briefed the media on various facets of the scheme. He added that this will reform the human resource management system of not only the Indian Army but also of the Northern Command and will have a positive impact on the operational preparedness also.
He explained that the scheme will boost the physical fitness standards and provide a golden opportunity to the youth to serve the Nation by serving in the Army.
The Army Commander accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen ADS Aujla, YSM, SM, and VSM also visited various locations and formations in Hinterland today. He was briefed on the counter-terrorism grid, development works and the current security situation.
Army Commander reviewed security and operational preparedness for Amarnath Yatra. He held a detailed briefing with all the stakeholders and appreciated the efforts being undertaken for a peaceful and incident-free Yatra. He reviewed the security arrangements on both the routes for the Yatra along with the administrative arrangements.
Army Commander during his interaction with the troops over tea complimented the soldiers for the conduct of just operations with precision, ensuring zero collateral damage. He was appreciative of the excellent Soldier – Citizen connect activities, which have resulted in an overall reduction in the terrorist recruitments.
Army Commander arrived at Chinar Corps Headquarters later in the day. He was briefed by Lieutenant General ADS Aujla, YSM, SM, VSM, and GOC Chinar Corps on the overall security situation and measures instituted to counter adversaries’ design.