Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane reviewed the situation in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday during his two-day visit to Union territory. This comes amid an increase in terrorist attacks and targeted assassinations in the valley. In addition, the visit of General MM Naravane is also gaining importance as forces have stepped up their stake against terrorists in Poonch where counterterrorism operations are underway.

According to sources, the army chief will travel to Jammu where he will be briefed by key commanders including the White Knight Corps Commanding General Officer (GOC) Lieutenant General MV Suchindra Kumar. At present, COAS General MM Naravane is examining the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) in the sectors of Poonch and Rajouri. In addition, General Naravane is briefed by the commanders on the ground.

These developments come amid heightened attacks following the ceasefire agreement with Pakistan and the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Security forces are concerned about threats emanating from the Pakistani side, mainly due to reports that Pakistan is trying to attract more terrorists.

Indian army soldiers martyred at J&K

In recent days, nine brave hearts of the Indian military have been martyred during counterterrorism operations in Poonch district. In the past two days, four bodies – riflemen Vikram Singh Negi and Yogambar Singh, Subedar Ajay Singh and Naik Harendra Singh – of members of the military have been recovered from a forest in Poonch. The four had been missing since a violent encounter with terrorists on Thursday. In the ensuing shootout, a JCO and four jawans were martyred. In addition, targeted killings of civilians by terrorists have also increased. The incidents took place in broad daylight. In addition, on October 9, two Jammu and Kashmiri police officers on duty were injured in gunfire and terrorist attacks.

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