‘Give Befitting Reply,’ Def Min to Soldiers

Srinagar: Union defence minister Manohar Parrikar and Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh on Wednesday arrived in Kashmir to review the overall security situation.

The duo first visited the Northern town of Uri where they were briefed by the local Commanders in the presence of Northern Army and Chinar Corps Commanders Lt Gen DS Hooda and Lt Gen JS Sandhu, respectively.

The minister also interacted with the troops deployed in the forward areas over tea.

It was on September 18, 2016 that suspected militant stormed a military base in Uri, which falls near Line of Control (LoC) killing 19 Indian army soldiers and injuring as many others.

The minister impressed upon the soldiers to remain in a very high state of alert to “give a befitting response to any misadventure from across”.