The Raksha Mantri, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, visited the Chinar Corps to review the overall security situation prevailing in the Valley.
The Raksha Mantri accompanied by COAS General Bipin Rawat was received by Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Northern Army Commander and Lt Gen AK Bhatt, Chinar Corps Commander. The Raksha Mantri was briefed about the security and administrative arrangements for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra on ground. The Raksha Mantri was subsequently given an update by the Chinar Corps Commander in Badami Bagh Cantonment on the latest security scenario on the Kashmir Valley including details of Counter Infiltration and Counter Terrorist Operations undertaken in the recent past. She appreciated the effectiveness of the intelligence and operational grids and commended the commanders and troops for the excellent operational successes, which has contributed significantly towards improving the security environment in Kashmir Valley.
Later in the evening, the Raksha Mantri also interacted with the Governor of J&K Shri NN Vohra at Raj Bhavan in Srinagar and discussed the overall security situation in the Valley.