The Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the Chinar Corps in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and reviewed the overall security situation prevailing in the Valley.
Accompanied by the Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, the Minister was received by Northern Army Commander Lt General D. Anbu and the Chinar Corps Commander Lt General J.S. Sandhu. She visited the forward areas and was briefed about the robust counter-infiltration posture along the Line of Control. The Defence Minister was subsequently briefed by the Army Commander in Badami Bagh Cantonment on the prevailing security situation in J&K and was given an overview of the counter-infiltration and counter-terrorist operations undertaken in the recent past.
She appreciated the effectiveness of the intelligence and operational grids and commended the troops for the excellent operational successes, which had contributed significantly towards a secure environment in the State.