Chandigarh: The Western Army Commander LtGen Surinder Singh today visited border areas of Jammu, Samba and Kathua and emphasised on the need to ensure high degree of alertness.
During his visit, he took stock of the security apparatus in the sensitive areas and complimented all in successfully maintaining a high state of vigil, said a defence release.
The Army Commander reviewed the deployment in the entire region and appreciated efforts being made by all the security agencies to enhance the levels of preparedness.
Lt Gen Singh, who took over General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command on September 17, also stressed upon the need to coordinate the intelligence network of all agencies in the region so that prompt actions can be undertaken to defeat the nefarious designs of adversary.
Notably, 18 army men were killed in terror attack on army base in Uri in J&K. PTI
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