Army chief in Kashmir
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat reached here on Monday and took stock of the security situation, on a day Pakistani troops beheaded two Indian soldiers after crossing the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector.
Accompanied by the Northern Army Commander and the Srinagar-based Corps Commander, the army chief visited Panzgam garrison and was briefed on the terror attack which took place on April 27, an army official said. Gen Rawat "took stock of the enhanced security measures," he added. Three armymen, including a young officer, were killed and five other soldiers were injured in the attack by three terrorists, two of whom were eliminated in the incident.
The Army Chief was briefed by the Corps Commander Lt Gen J S Sandhu on the prevailing situation in Kashmir.
Gen Rawat appreciated the synergy being shown among all security agencies and complimented the troops for undertaking operations with firmness and resolve, the official said. The army chief also visited the Army Base Hospital in Badamibagh Cantonment where he enquired about the health of injured soldiers and wished them all a speedy