Srinagar, May 01: General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) arrived in the Valley on a two day visit today. Accompanied by the Northern Army Commander and Chinar Corps Commander, the COAS visited Panzgam garrison and was briefed on the encounter with terrorists which took place on 27 April. The Chief took stock of the enhanced security measures.
Later, the Army Chief was briefed by the Chinar Corps Commander on the prevailing situation in Kashmir at Badami Bagh. COAS appreciated the synergy being shown amongst all security agencies and complimented the troops for undertaking operations with firmness and resolve. General Rawat also visited the Army Base Hospital in BB Cantt where he enquired about the health of soldiers recuperating and wished them all a speedy recovery.
The Army Chief impressed upon everyone to continue their positive engagement with the Awaam and provide them assistance when required. (KNS)