Army Chief Reviews Security Situation In J&K
16 February 2006
The Indian Express
Jammu: With an eye on maximising pro-people measures and crushing militancy with an 'iron hand', Chief of Army Staff J J Singh today reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir at a high-level meeting at Northern Command headquarters. General Singh, who arrived at Command HQ in Udhampur yesterday, is scheduled to meet Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad before flying back to New Delhi in the evening, defence officials said here. Apart from reviewing counter- insurgency and counter- infiltration operations, the Army Chief held separate meetings with Northern Command GOC-in-C Deepak Kapoor and commanders of 14, 15 and 16 Corps on the various pro-people programmes under Operation Sadhbhavana taken by them in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions of the state, they said. He discussed with the field commanders, future measures and pro-people initiatives in J&K as also 'crushing the militancy apparatus with an iron hand', they said. Singh was briefed on various aspects relating to militancy such as total strength, foreign militant content, fencing and measures taken to encourage surrender of militants in the state.