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Army chief General Dalbir Singh takes stock of Kashmir situation

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth SrivastavaBy Samarth Srivastava

Published on 9 Sep 2016 1:32 PM GMT

Army chief General Dalbir Singh takes stock of Kashmir situation
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Srinagar: Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh visited Kashmir to review the conditions of the valley on Friday. He majorly reviewed most affected districts of the state.

He also visited Line of Control (LOC) in Kupwara district to supervise the anti-infiltration measures by the security forces.

Dalbir Singh was informed about the situation of Kashmir valley by General Officer Commanding of Chinar Corps Lt Gen Satish Dua, defence sources said.

“The Army chief was informed about the steps to be taken to help the civil administration restore normality, particularly in south Kashmir,” the sources said.

It could be mentioned here that it is Dalbir’s second visit since the Kashmir unrest which sparked off after the encounter killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani.

The curfew was lifted from the Kashmir valley after 51 days but had to be reimposed after renewed violence. As per a police official, areas including Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Pampore, Awantipora, Tral, Baramulla, Pattan and Palhallan have been placed under curfew.

Following the Kashmir unrest for 63 days, about 73 people have lost their lives and thousand others injured in the clashes between protesters and security forces.

Also read: Separatist leaders in the valley may find the going tough in days to come

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth Srivastava

Employed as sub-editor at newstrack.com. A learner, who loves covering sports, entertainment and defence kind of stuff.

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