Amid rising tension, Indian Army chief visits J&K

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Srinagar |  (PTK): Amid mounting tension between India and Pakistan, Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh today visited Army’s Northern Command in Jammu and Kashmir and took stock of the prevailing situation and review operational preparedness along Line of Control (LoC).

This was his first visit to the J&K after India claimed that its special forces carried out surgical strikes against militant launch pads across the LoC on Wednesday night.

Suhag is also scheduled to visit army’s Western Command to review operational preparedness.

In the backdrop of possible escalation along the border and LOC, all services of the Indian army have been placed on high alert to deal with Pakistan’s retaliation.

Border areas adjoining Pakistan in Jammu and Punjab have been evacuated. Out of 553 km international border that runs through Punjab, 489 km is fenced. (PTK)

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