Army chief concludes Kashmir visit

February 16th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh concluded his two-day visit of Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday after having assessed the ground situation in the state where the terrorists and their supporters may be planning to disrupt the fragile peace.This apprehension was voiced at a meeting of the corps commanders of the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir, sources said.

The year 2010 began on a very optimistic note but midway there were unprecedented troubles on the streets of Kashmir which disrupted the normal life and resulted in the death of over 100 people. The army had to be called in to restore order.

Similar threat, the sources told IANS, is looming large over the current year.

Gen. Singh undertook an in-depth review of the situation in border areas and also took stock of the internal security scenario. He stressed for a “greater vigil”, according to the sources.

It was felt that the “threats have not diminished and the army will have to play its role in fighting the terrorists,” a source said.

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