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Udhampur , January 12: Northern Army Commander, Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi, AVSM, visited forward areas in the Rajouri Sector to review the operational preparedness in light of the prevailing security situation. A comprehensive Manthan was carried out with the officers of Counter Insurgency Force (R) {CIF (R)}, CIF (D) & Ace of Spades Division on the operational dynamics of 2023 and the prevailing security situation along the LC & the hinterland at HQ CIF (R) & Reasi.

Reviewing the complete pattern of terrorism, the Army Commander underscored the need for a deep understanding of the evolving landscape. He also outlined the ‘Strat 24’ for operational focus in year 2024 to defeat the inimical designs of our adversary and sponsored terrorists. He also chaired a ‘Security Review Meeting’ wherein, he appreciated the excellent synergy among security forces, JKP, CRPF, Intelligence Agencies and Civil Administration. Noteworthy discussions with DGP J&K, Shri RR Swain, ADG Law & Order, Shri Vijay Kumar, ADG Shri Anand Jain & IG CRPF Shri Sanjeev Khirwar took place, contributing to the revitalization of operations planned for 2024. All stakeholders assured to work in synergy to achieve the desired end state, eradicating roots of terrorism in the Poonch – Rajouri Area. The Army Commander appreciated the outreach by the formation to the Awam of Rajouri and Poonch district, commending them for the noble initiative of adopting Pir Topa as a Model Village under Sadbhavana.

He emphasised that this endeavour must integrate the aspirations of the Awam and provide comprehensive socio-economic development of the village. Accompanied by White Knight Corps Commander Lt Gen Navin Sachdeva, AVSM, SM, the Army Commander also visited a forward post in the Rajouri Sector where he was briefed on the operational preparedness of the units deployed along LC. The Army Commander commended the troops for their high levels of morale and round the-clock vigilance to thwart attempts by terrorists to disturb peace in the region. He urged them to continue working with zeal and dedication to ensure stable security environment for the developmental activities to continue at the same pace.