Lt General Ranbir Singh, GOC-in-C Northern Command, on Wednesday reviewed the overall security scenario for the forthcoming Amarnath pilgrimage.

Accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander Lt General KJS Dhillon, he visited the Army formations and units deployed for the Amarnath pilgrimage.

The security and administrative arrangements were reviewed during the visit.

Lt. Gen Ranbir Singh was briefed by the commanders on ground about the deployment and measures taken for close coordination with the civil administration and other security forces to ensure a safe, secure and efficient conduct of the 46-days long pilgrimage.

The Army Commander appreciated the synergy being maintained amongst all security agencies and the state government. He further reiterated that all assistance will be provided to the newly inducted Central Armed Police Force units and complimented the efforts of troops for coordinating all the requisite arrangements. The Army Commander also lauded the integrated approach and cooperative spirit amongst all the agencies to thwart any possible nefarious designs of the anti-national elements.

Earlier, on 15 June, the Army Commander had chaired a key Security Review Meeting which was attended by senior officials from the Army, Police, CRPF and other security agencies. During the meeting, detailed aspects of coordination related to the smooth conduct of Amarnath pilgrimage were discussed. He had also appreciated the co-operation being maintained through the joint efforts by all the agencies.