Srinagar, 17 May 2017. The Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley today arrived in Srinagar to review the overall security situation in the Valley. The Defence Minister was briefed on the prevailing situation in J&K at Badami Bagh Cantt. Gen Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, and other senior Army officers were present in the review meeting. Mr Sanjay Mitra, Defence secretary (Designate) was also in attendance.  The RM was apprised of the various measures to strengthen the robust counter infiltration grid along the LC. He was also briefed on the close coordination amongst all the government agencies towards bringing back normalcy in the region.

Lauding the valour, sacrifice and patriotic fervour of every soldier who was serving in these challenging situations for national integrity which the entire country was proud of, Shri Jaitley urged all to continue the good job being done and ensure safety of the innocent people while dealing firmly with the inimical elements.  He also impressed upon the commanders to maintain strict vigil along the LC and remain prepared to give a befitting reply to any misadventure from across.