In battle uniform, Army chief meets and congratulates surgical strike team

Udhampur: In battle uniform, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh on Saturday met the team that carried out surgical strikes in PoK, and congratulated them. Gen Suhag visited the the Headquarters of Army’s Northern Command here to review the “operational preparedness” along the Line of Control (LoC). He was briefed about the security scenario on the international border.

At the Udhampur headquarters of the Northern Command, which planned and executed the surgical strike, General Singh interacted with special forces personnel who successfully carried out the operation. Gen Suhag personally complimented officers and men who “successfully” targeted seven terror launch pads located in Leepa, Tattapani, Kel and Bhimbar.

He was briefed by Lt Gen DS Hooda, GOC-in-C Northern Command on the overall security situation in the Command theatre. “The Army Chief interacted with the Corps Commanders and took a first-hand assessment of the prevailing security situation and operational preparedness,” a top Army official in the Northern Command said. “The Army Chief was briefed on the operational matters by GOC-in-C, Western Command, Lt Gen Surinder Singh,” a defence spokesman said in Chandigarh.