JAMMU: The Army chief, General M M Naravane, visited forward areas along the Line of Control in Rajouri and Poonch districts on Tuesday and reviewed the security situation. The twin frontier districts of Poonch and Rajouri have been a hotbed of terror-related activity in the recent past. Gen Naravane’s visit comes amidst a rise in anti-terror operations by the Army in Poonch sector where nine soldiers have been killed in the past fortnight and an operation is currently underway to flush out terrorists in the 16 Corps area. “The Army Chief visited forward areas of the White Knight Corps and undertook a first-hand assessment of the situation along the LoC,” official sources said. He was briefed by commanders on the ground about the present situation and ongoing counter-infiltration operations, the additional directorate general of public information (ADG-PI), Indian Army, said on Twitter. Union home minister Amit Shah is likely to visit J&K on October 22.

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