On his maiden visit to the Valley just a couple of days after taking over the reins of the Udhampur based Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh visited Srinagar on June 4, 2018 to review the overall security scenario in the Kashmir Valley.
During the visit, the Army Commander was briefed by the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen AK Bhatt, at Badami Bagh Cantonment on the overall security situation and major operational, logistical and administrative aspects pertaining to the Corps. He also visited the forward areas in the frontier district of Kupwara where the Army Commander was briefed by the Commanders on ground as regards the operational preparedness. During his interaction with the troops, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh lauded their professionalism, sharp vigil along the Line of Control and high morale and exhorted them to remain alert for any eventuality.
The General Officer also called on the then Chief Minister of J&K Ms Mehbooba Mufti and discussed the vital importance of an integrated approach by all the stakeholders in dealing with the prevailing security situation. He also interacted with various officials from the Government and Civil Administration and appreciated the synergy being maintained through the joint efforts of all the agencies which he said was the most critical aspect of successful counter terrorist operations.
Lt Gen Ranbir Singh who assumed the charge of Northern Army Commander on June 1, 2018 extended his greetings to the Awaam of Kashmir and reiterated the Army's commitment to their wellbeing at all times.
The Army Commander visited the forward posts at Siachen Glacier the highest battlefield in the world on June 5, 2018 where he was briefed on the operational preparedness and the current situation. The GOC-in-C interacted with troops at the Siachen Base Camp and complimented the tenacious resolve, unstinting commitment of the Siachen Warriors deployed in extreme harsh weather and inhospitable terrain.