Army Chief pays tributes to soldiers killed in Shopian militant ambush

Army Chief pays tributes to soldiers killed in Shopian militant ambush

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Srinagar,February,24 2017.CNS: The army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday paid tributes to three soldiers killed in a militant ambush in south Kashmir’s Shopian district yesterday.

“General Bipin Rawat, who had arrived in Srinagar on 23 Feb 17, paid rich tributes today to the gallant soldiers, L Nk Gh Mohi- Ud-Din, Sep Vikas Singh Gurjar and Sapper Sreejith MJ and expressed his grief and condolences to the bereaved families,” said a spokesman.

On his arrival yesterday, the Army Chief had first met the other injured soldiers at the Army Base Hospital in BB Cantt and wished them speedy recovery.

“The Army Chief along with Northern Army and Chinar Corps Commanders Lt Gen D Anbu and Lt Gen JS Sandhu, visited Victor and Kilo Force Headquarters where he was briefed on the prevailing security situation and on the recent operations conducted by the security forces,” said the spokesman.

He also reviewed the collaborative measures of security forces towards ensuring peace and calm in the region and interacted with local commanders and troops urging them to continue discharging their duty with utmost professionalism.

Rawat also discussed the issue of stone pelting during operations and impressed upon all to synergise efforts with the other security agencies in dealing with such situations effectively.

The army chief had recently warned of strict action against Kashmir protesters, a statement that had drawn criticism from opposition parties and separatist leaders