Jammu and Kashmir: Chief of Defence Staff visits forward posts in Rajouri

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Anil Chauhan on Monday visited forward posts in Rajouri sector of Jammu & Kashmir and celebrated Diwali with soldiers posted on the frontlines.

He was accompanied by White Knight Corps Commander, Lt Gen Manjinder Singh.

Addressing the troops, Gen Chauhan exhorted them to carry forward the rich tradition of courage and valour of the Indian Army. He also emphasised the need for operational readiness of the highest order.

Gen Chauhan was briefed by field commanders on the current operational situation and security scenario along the Line of Control (LoC).

He also reviewed the development of defence infrastructure and operational preparedness undertaken despite challenging terrain and weather conditions in the region.

The CDS also laid a wreath at Naman Sthal, the war memorial of Naushera Sector and paid his respects to the bravehearts who had laid down their lives in the service of the nation.