Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviews JK Security



SRINAGAR, July 10: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level meeting in the national capital to review Jammu and Kashmir security situation.

The meeting was attended by Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan, Indian Army Chief General Upendra Dwivedi, and Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane.

During the meeting, a comprehensive discussion took place to formulate future security strategies for Jammu and Kashmir and the Indo-Myanmar border.

Defence sources reported that the deliberations were aimed at developing holistic security measures to address ongoing threats and ensure stability in these regions.

Expressing his deep sorrow over the loss of five soldiers in the Kathua terror attack, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday in a post reaffirmed his confidence in the Army’s resolve to eliminate terrorism from the region. “I am deeply anguished at the loss of five of our brave Indian Army soldiers in a terrorist attack in Badnota, Kathua (J&K). My deepest condolences to the bereaved families. The nation stands firm with them in this difficult time. Counter-terrorist operations are underway, and our soldiers are determined to usher in peace and order in the region. I pray for a speedy recovery to those who sustained injuries in this dastardly terror attack,” he wrote.

The Defence Ministry yesterday asserted that the sacrifice of the soldiers “will not go unavenged.

“I express profound grief on the loss of five Bravehearts in a terrorist attack in Badnota, Kathua, and extend deepest condolences to the bereaved families. Their selfless service to the nation will always be remembered & their sacrifice will not go unavenged and India will defeat the evil forces behind the attack” Defence Secretary said.

The attack, which occurred on Monday, resulted in the death of five soldiers, including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO), and left five others injured when terrorists ambushed an Army vehicle in the Badnota area of Kathua district. Following the attack, a massive Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) is currently underway to apprehend the terrorists involved. Elite para commandos of the Army have been airdropped in the area to ensure the perpetrators are neutralized.


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