The Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday flew to the forward posts of the Rajouri district on the Line of Control (LOC) and asked the troops to remain prepared in order to counter the nefarious designs of the enemy.

Villages along the LOC have been witnessing repeated shelling by the Pakistan Army in the civilian areas and sniper attacks on the Indian soldiers. Four soldiers were recently killed due to Pakistan shelling on forward posts.

General Rawat while complimenting the formations for their unflinching efforts, reiterated the continued need to remain prepared in order to counter the nefarious designs of the enemy.

He was briefed on the operational readiness by the GOC Ace of Spades division. He also visited forward posts along the LoC where he was briefed in detail on the actions being undertaken to ensure a robust counter infiltration grid.

He also interacted with the soldiers deployed on the forward posts and exhorted the troops to continue to remain vigilant and ‘Ever Ready’.

General Rawat, accompanied by the Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D Anbu, visited the White Knight Corps to review the operation preparedness and the prevailing security situation.

The Army Chief was briefed by Lt Gen Saranjeet Singh, GOC 16 Corps about the preparedness of White Knight Corps in dealing with the emerging and dynamically changing security situation and the measures taken to thwart any misadventure by the inimical forces.