Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday visited the Holy Shrine of Vaishno Devi and paid obeisance at the sanctum sanctorum.
General Rawat also visited the Bhairon Temple through the passenger ropeway before departing for Katra.
General Rawat undertook the 13-km uphill trek to the cave shrine.
He also had food at the Langar (community kitchen) being run by the Shrine Board on the Tarakote Marg. He was accompanied by Army officers.
Simrandeep Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and Jagdish Mehra, Dy CEO, received the Army Chief at the newly built Tarakote Marg.